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A molecular on/off switch for antibiotic resistance

McGill Newsroom Antibiotic resistance represents a major challenge in treating pathogenic bacterial infections. Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a possible target for fighting back against resistant bacteria.

Published on : 09 Jun 2016

Converting cells to burn fat, not store it

McGill Newsroom McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published on : 16 May 2016

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Published on : 04 Apr 2016

The bacteria is in the details

After years of researching microbes and their resistance to drugs, Albert Berghuis, Professor in McGill’s Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology, now finds himself spending a lot of time outside the lab assessing the methodologies of fellow researchers, as a newly appointed member of the Centre for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 26 Jan 2011

Rare genetic disease protects carriers against malaria

Results show that human evolution has been shaped by malaria

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 22 Apr 2008