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Breakthrough in fight against muscle wasting diseases

MUHC/McGill research team identifies new drug target considered a potential game-changer for cancer patients
Tue, 2015-09-15 09:51

It is estimated that half of all cancer patients suffer from a muscle wasting syndrome called cachexia. Cancer cachexia impairs quality of life and response to therapy, which increases morbidity and mortality of cancer patients. Currently, there is no approved treatment for muscle wasting but a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and University of Alberta could be a game changer for patients, improving both quality of life and longevity. The research team discovered a new gene involved in muscle wasting that could be a good target for drug development.

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Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 per cent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are 7 times as likely to eventually develop type 2 diabetes in the years following pregnancy.
Thu, 2015-08-13 09:54

In a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers. The study was recently published in Diabetes Care.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Hospital / Hôpital IHSP 2015 Conference

Thu, 2015-10-01 (All day) - Fri, 2015-10-02 (All day)
McCord Museum / Musée McCord : 690 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC , H3A 1E9
Price: $40/day regular | $20/day students

Hospital / Hôpital is an interdisciplinary two-day conference to coincide with the opening of two new “super-hospitals” in Montreal.  Join us to explore the ‘hospital’ from multiple perspectives – including historical, architectural, socio-cultura

Source Site: /ihsp

MUHC conducts first islet cell transplant in Quebec

Innovative treatment for type 1 diabetes marks first step towards vision of regional network for islet cell isolation and transplant
Thu, 2015-07-23 07:15

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Contact: Public Affairs
Organization: MUHC
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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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Source Site: /newsroom

A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies

Montréal researchers discover a new crucial gene associated with these orphan diseases
Wed, 2015-07-08 10:58

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Source Site: /newsroom

Run for Women- Course pour les Femmes

Sun, 2015-06-14 08:30 - 12:00
Montreal, QC : Montreal, QC

Course pour les FEMMES is a major fundraising event organized to support Womens’ Mental Health Research. 

Join US for a scenic 5K walk or run or 10K run, and cheer on our kids in our Little Steps 1K run.

Source Site: /psychiatry

New breast cancer gene identified

A Quebec research team played a key role in an international study led by the University of Toronto and Pomeranian Medical University in Poland that identified a new breast cancer gene.
Mon, 2015-04-27 14:04

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Genetic testing for ovarian cancer patients

Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease
Wed, 2015-04-15 11:47

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Reducing cancer-related fatigue one step at a time

Low-intensity exercise program builds scarce resources of people with cancer
Thu, 2015-03-12 10:34

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs & Strategic planning (MUHC)
Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Source Site: /newsroom

$ 41 million to unlock the mysteries of aging

Two Quebec universities play a key role in pan-Canadian study
Mon, 2015-03-09 07:06

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Affaires publiques & Planification stratégique, Centre universitaire de santé McGill
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934, poste 71381

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Contact: Jean-François Duval
Organization: Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke
Office Phone: 819 821-8000, poste 72581
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Source Site: /newsroom