Research Highlights

 

 
CAR-T approach boosts the immune response of T lymphocytes to COVID-19
Novel approach may provide longer-term immunity against COVID and new variants, as well as a useful alternative for patients who respond poorly to conventional vaccines

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JAMA and BMJ publish new reporting guidelines for observational studies in epidemiology using Mendelian randomization
New set of rules is designed to improve reporting of these studies, facilitating their evaluation and enhancing the interpretation of their results

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin Named Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association
Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Distinguished James McGill Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine at McGill University, Physician-in-Chief in the Department of Medicine at the Jewish General...

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Suicide prevention takes centre stage in special issue of Preventive Medicine guest edited by Dr. Melissa Henry
75 scientists, clinicians and public health experts weigh in on the scientific evidence for effective strategies to avert the tragedy of suicide to victims, their families, and communities.

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Child psychiatry day treatment program at the JGH proves its effectiveness
An assessment shows that intensive, multi-faceted interventions lead to significant behavioural and academic improvements for children coping with a range of mental health and learning challenges.

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New study reveals an association between the presence of certain infections and later development of Alzheimer’s disease
Testing a long-standing hypothesis, researchers discovered a small increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease among those who had experienced certain infectious diseases.

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New book addresses the impact of prenatal stress on subsequent child development
Research examines how prenatal maternal stress affects the unborn child, and offers clues for recognizing it and building resilience.

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Online mental health intervention offers hope to groups vulnerable to COVID-19
A program initiated with scleroderma patients isolating due to COVID-19 found benefits from mental health practices delivered in online group sessions.

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Pan-Canadian research platform probes ways to boost stroke recovery with non-invasive brain stimulation
$1.9M investment will fast-track discovery, launch multi-site clinical trials, test new technologies, and transform treatment

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Coping With Stress: An Exploration of Diverse Approaches to Assessing and Treating Mental Health
Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry hosts 15th annual Research Day

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