McGill University

McGill University was established in 1821 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McGill University has over 34,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is rated high for complex research and noted for extensive network of research affiliations with about 75 research centers. McGill University is credited with numerous medical discoveries at the medical school and graduate research labs. Eight Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with McGill University.

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Our elegant brain: Motor learning in the fast lane

It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey shot. Researchers at McGill University led by Kathleen Cullen from the Department of ...

Aug 03, 2015
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Innate immunity may help limit cancer growth

Cancer immunotherapy, a relatively new frontier in cancer treatment, works by enhancing the capacity of one's immune system to attack cancer cells. To date, this field has focused on developing cancer vaccines or engineering ...

Sep 17, 2015
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A new way to starve lung cancer?

Scientists have identified a new way to stop the growth of lung cancer cells, by blocking their ability to use alternative sources of nutrition. The discovery was made possible by identifying the metabolic programs used by ...

Oct 20, 2015
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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 ...

Apr 27, 2015
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Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It's a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are ...

Sep 28, 2015
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How insulin calms brain activity

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body's sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there ...

Jul 01, 2015
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Limiting genetic tests for breast cancer susceptibility

Screening for genes whose risk association with breast cancer has yet to be proven is not justified and potentially harmful, argue an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists in a paper published this week ...

Jun 02, 2015
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