Research Highlights

 

 
Researchers discover how brain cells may be hardwired for vulnerability to deadly childhood brain tumour
A clearer understanding of how brain tumours originate during brain development is paving the way for improved therapies against pediatric high-grade gliomas, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths i...

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Federal Government Grant Aimed at Advancing Oral Health Across Canada
Promoting and advocating for oral health research is essential to ensure a high level of oral health and care for all Canadians

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Ukraine war and refugee health
For health care providers who may be caring for Ukrainians displaced by the war, a new analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides an overview of health and clinical consid...

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Review on the state of current knowledge on pulmonary embolism published in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
The special feature, co-authored by Dr. Susan R. Kahn and Dr. Kerstin de Wit, aims to help front line clinicians better diagnose, treat, and manage a common condition with many repercussions and the pote...

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Lady Davis Institute researchers and research trainees distinguish themselves in the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé 2022-2023 competitions
Seven researchers, 2 master’s and 15 PhD students from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) are the recipients of FRQS salary and research awards within the framework of the 2022-2023 competitions.

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LDI joins Sosido Network
The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) is pleased to announce it has joined the Sosido Network, a global online knowledge-sharing platform that helps disseminate research contributions to th...

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Altered states of consciousness: Implications for assessment and treatment of mental health problems
The 16th annual Jewish General Hospital Psychiatry Research Department's Research Day was held virtually on April 1, 2022.

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The Saltikva Study
Despite advancements, existing cancer treatment options are still limited, particularly for difficult-to-treat cancers such as pancreatic cancer, which is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. The need for...

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Dr. Susan Kahn renewed as Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Venous Thromboembolism
Lady Davis Institute Senior Investigator Dr. Susan R. Kahn is among the nine new and eight renewed Canada Research Chairs granted to McGill University by the Federal Government on January 12, 2022.

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Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified
An international metastudy conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital in Canada and VA Boston Healthcare System in the U.S. has ide...

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