Shining new light on rare diseases

Research

French and Canadian scientists make discovery that could affect diagnosis, genetic counselling and therapeutic approaches in patients with a rare condition.

UBC honours McGill health researchers

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McGill’s Michael Meaney and Ernesto Schiffrin, two of Canada’s leading researchers in brain health and heart health, have been singled out by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields.

Sarah Kimmins wins SSR New Investigator Award

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Dr. Sarah Kimmins, Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development was recently named as the 2016 recipient of the Society for the Study of Reproduction’s New Investigator Award.

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Research

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports. Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for people who suffer chronic pain.