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Ludmer Centre Scientific Director Celia Greenwood secured over $600K in funding for new research, Precision Medicine in Cellular Epigenomic, from the recent Genome Canada competitions. To understand brain development, researchers need to unlock the secrets of our DNA. Funded by a new three-year Genome Canada Bioinformatics and Computational Biology grant, Dr Celia Greenwood has brought together a team of experts to advance tool-development for processing DNA methylation data. The end goal of the research program is to develop tools that will impact research across multiple disorders, physical and mental.
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Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behaviour in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Rutgers University-Camden, which is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry today.
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People in need of information and support to deal with their fertility problems are getting help through a new app that is being tested by researchers at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. The Infotility app for men and women was introduced in fall 2018 and is now being tested by 150 research participants over an eight-week period. They will then provide feedback to the researchers, based on their experiences.
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If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward centre of our brains, and makes us learn about the music as we listen.
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A new study, led by researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, aims to solve the debate of whether HPV can be transmitted from hand to genital contact. Their conclusion: Unlike being genital HPV positive, having HPV in your hand does not increase the risk of transmitting HPV to a sexual partner.
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New research from McGill University has found that a virus infecting the Leishmania parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the way to new vaccines against infections that cause severe disfiguration.
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Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, have a slightly higher risk of a complication according to a new study by researchers at ICES, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. These complications can include bleeding, serious infections and admission to the intensive care unit around the time of delivery.
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A new paper uploaded to PsyArXiv on January 23 proposes, for the first time, a set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback.
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Live 2019

Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form.
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Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, working in collaboration with Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico, propose using non-invasive digital infrared thermography within the first three days of a patient suffering a burn in order to better predict the best mode of treatment for burn victims.
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