McGill University

How metabolism and brain activity are linked

A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many ...

Jan 16, 2014
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Stopping tumors in their path

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and deadly form of primary malignant brain cancer accounting for approximately 15% of all brain tumours and occurring mostly in adults between the ages of 45 and 70. The aggressive recurrent ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Dr. Oz's questionable wizardry

Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television's Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn't claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does raise people's ...

Dec 31, 2013
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Health spending is more efficient for men than for women

Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by ...

Dec 12, 2013
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A new role for sodium in the brain

Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique "on/off" switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known ...

Aug 20, 2013
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