Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases

Published: 30Jan2018

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international...

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk

Published: 14Nov2017

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later....

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

Published: 28Apr2016

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

A key to unlocking the mystery of triple negative breast cancer

Published: 25Oct2016

A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests screening breast cancer patients for the prolactin receptor could improve the prognosis for...