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How HIV affects the brain

Thu, 2016-12-01 13:47

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal
Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

Ending AIDS, TB and Malaria as Epidemics: How can Canada help?

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:00 - 17:30
Redpath Hall : Recital Hall, 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates) Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2K6

Please note that the event is now at capacity. A live webcast of the panel will be available here from 4PM, September 15.

Source Site: /globalhealth

Read our latest newsletter!

Thu, 2015-12-10 10:15

The McGill Global Health Programs latest newsletter is out! Inside, read about World AIDS Day, the 2016 Summer Institute and more upcoming opportunities and events!

Read the latest issue here!

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Source Site: /globalhealth

World AIDS Day 2015: McGill/MUHC experts

Wed, 2015-11-25 15:49

December 1 is World AIDS Day, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus. 73,000 Canadians are currently HIV positive up from 49,000 in 2001, according to statistics from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CanFAR).

Source Site: /newsroom

HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

Scientists make a significant discovery on HIV persistence
Wed, 2015-07-15 16:11

A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its own regulatory process to evade the host’s first line of defence. This breakthrough was published yesterday in the scientific journal PLoS Pathogens and will be presented at the upcoming IAS 2015 conference in Vancouver. The findings pave the way for future HIV prevention or cure strategies.

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Contact: Julie Langelier
Organization: (IRCM)
Office Phone: 514-987-555
Source Site: /newsroom

Clinician-scientists at The Neuro receive funding for Parkinson’s and HIV research

Tue, 2013-02-05 16:44

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro