Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s


To advance our understanding of dementia and contribute to the search for new treatments, the Government of Canada announced yesterday that it is investing $2.5 million in research. A pair of projects, led by McGill researchers Howard Chertkow and Nahum Sonenberg, will benefit from the funding.

A boost for cutting-edge research


The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded McGill researchers over $4.5 million for state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities. The funding will enable our world-class researchers to further innovate in areas as diverse as personalized medicine in the fight against ovarian cancer, 3D printing to generate artificial organs, developing responses to environmental pollution and manufacturing better devices for clean energy generation and storage.

Goodman Gala raises $2.1M for cancer research

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The 4th Goodman Cancer Research Gala has raised more than $2.1 million to fund foundational research, more effective diagnostic tools and the development of new treatments and therapies for cancer patients. The Gala was held on Sunday, June 5 in Montreal, bringing together more than 800 guests in support of McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

Park and Sonenberg honoured by CCRA


Two McGill researchers have been recognized for their efforts in ongoing fight against cancer. As announced earlier today, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) has honoured four researchers with its annual awards. Morag Park has earned the CCRA’s award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research while Nahum Sonenberg won the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.

McGill health sciences research stars honoured at Parliament Hill event


Five of McGill’s most distinguished researchers were honoured yesterday on Parliament Hill for their contributions to health sciences research in Canada and internationally at an event hosted by the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose. Professors Alan Evans, Brigitte Kieffer, Nahum Sonenberg and, in absentia, Brenda Milner and Michael Meaney were presented with certificates of merit for their pioneering and cutting edge work in basic biology, brain imaging, psychiatry, and learning and memory.

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button


An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioural, cognitive and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.