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Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, have developed a new method of examining the mechanisms associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. And it all starts with gene networks. Their findings were published recently in the journal EBioMedicine.
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Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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Thanks to new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a team led by José Morais, MD, a member of the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, will investigate the metabolic and molecular mechanisms underpinning inactivity-induced muscle loss and the underlying protective effects of an exercise countermeasure.
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Yesterday, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced funding of $1.2 million for 17 projects to be led by researchers across the country that will analyze baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Three projects led by McGill-based researchers will receive funding. Using the CLSA platform, these researchers will seek to better understand various factors related to health and aging and create knowledge that will guide program and policy development to support healthy aging.
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A new study led by a research team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre shows that emergency room visits for children and teenagers who had thoughts of suicide or had attempted suicide have doubled over the last decade. “This rise in suicidal behaviour is alarming. As a proportion of all pediatric ED visits, for any reason, children presenting with suicidal behaviour increased by 60%,” says lead study author Dr. Brett Burstein, a pediatric emergency room physician at the MCH-MUHC and an associate investigator from the Child Health and Human Development Program of the Research Institute of the MUHC.
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Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine developed a new approach to AD prevention trials, and used it to test whether the common NSAID naproxen could indeed stop the disease in its tracks, before people developed AD symptoms. Sadly, the results were not encouraging, according to research published in the April 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 
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In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute, is leading an international effort that will lead to a clinical trial to forego surgery in breast cancer patients who show no signs of residual cancer following a course of pre-operative chemotherapy.
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In a recent paper, published in the journal Genes & Development, scientists at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) have identified potential metastatic biomarkers and a key component of breast cancer metastasis to the liver and lung.
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In the past 40 years, the model of drug discovery used by the pharmaceutical industry, while proving successful for some applications, has produced very little for neurodegenerative diseases.
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Live 2019

Scientists at McGill University have developed a new method to study how seizures arise in the healthy brain. Using laser light guided through ultra-thin optic fibers in the brain of rodents, the researchers “turned on” light-sensitive proteins in selective brain cells and were able to eventually cause seizures through repeated laser stimulation. These findings were published March 27, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports.
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