A race against time to diagnose deadly weight loss in cancer patients

About one third of cancer patients die because of cachexia – an involuntary weight loss, characterized primarily by muscle wasting and metabolic changes, which cannot be addressed or treated solely...

New marker and potential therapy for triple negative breast cancer

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive type of breast cancer, found in 15-20% of all cases. These breast tumors are...

Dr. Morag Park awarded prestigious Robert L. Noble Prize

Dr. Morag Park, Professor of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology and Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill...

Dr. Patricia Tonin receives the Karen Campbell Award for Research Excellence

Dr. Patricia Tonin, professor of the McGill University departments of Medicine and Human Genetics and associate leader of the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute...

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types...

Mechanism That Reduces Effect of Cocaine on Brain Discovered

A type of brain cell known as microglia plays a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain, according to a major study by a team from the Research Institute...

MUHC expert Dr. Mark Ware appointed vice-chair of federal task force on legalization of cannabis

World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University...

Critical years ahead in fight against hepatitis C virus

In the last five years, new drugs have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), a virus that causes serious liver disease.

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal...

The “Convergence” initiative takes flight: RI-MUHC trainees and Concordia University fine arts students explore new ways to explain brain research

Is it art, or is it science? It’s “Convergence: Perceptions of Neuroscience,” a project that promises unique rewards to those who dare to cross the great divide...

Bridging science and the fine arts: The Convergence Initiative conveys a passion for neuroscience

It happens to all of us. We go to an art museum with an open mind and the will to learn something new, but we get lost in translation...

Honours and Awards

Honours and awards...

Honours and Awards

Honours and awards...

Honours and awards published May 18, 2016

Honours and awards published May 18, 2016

Kashif Khan

Kashif has risen admirably to the challenge of presenting work on the use of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle to...

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh is the April 2017 winner of the FRQS Étudiant-chercheur étoile award in the Fonds Santé category. His publication...

Raquel Farías, MD, PhD

After completing a medical degree in Mexico and PhD in pharmacology at McGill University, Dr. Raquel Farías started her postdoctoral fellowship on Dr. Bourbeau’s team. Her current projects focus on the use...

Claire Gizowski

Claire Gizowski is investigating how the brain generates circadian rhythms. With complex physiology and optogenetic experiments (sometimes performed at odd hours), she discovered that...

Erin Coyne

Erin Coyne studies the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in obesity and diabetes. She has discovered that gene inactivation of USP19 leads to a...