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.
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.
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
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.