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Health Research at the MUHC Receives Major Funding

Forty scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have received awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada's leading federal funding agency.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2003

Families of children with heart problems pledge to raise $1 million for cardiac team at the Montreal Children's Hospital

Au Coeur de la vie/The Heart of Life, a support and fund-raising group associated with The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, today announced a $1 million fund-raising campaign to support equipment and training for the cardiac team at The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Published on : 03 Jul 2003

Émile and his new heart: One year later, still looking good

A year to the day after he finally received his new heart at The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), little Émile Jutras once again met with reporters. Only this time, he was in much better shape.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2003

3rd World Design and Health Congress and Exhibition

A conference organized by the International Academy for Design and Health, to be held in Montreal from June 25 to 29, is providing the Centre hospitalier de l'Université Montréal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) a unique opportunity to present their vision and plans for two new university health centres.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2003

A new aneurysm repair technology used for the first time in Canada at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Physicians at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital are using a new technology to treat patients with brain aneurysms. Matrix© coils provide better stabilization of the aneurysms and promote faster healing of the lesion.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2003

Research at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic of The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, funded by private donations to The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, opened its clinic on May 21, 2003.

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Published on : 23 May 2003

Research at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic of The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, funded by private donations to The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, opened its clinic on May 21, 2003.

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Published on : 23 May 2003

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC Launches Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) today officially opened a clinic for its new Autism Spectrum Disorders Program.

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Published on : 21 May 2003

Gene that Controls Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Discovered

Investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have identified a gene that regulates the susceptibility to tuberculosis. This finding is published in this week's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Published on : 13 May 2003

Success of Chemotherapy Tied to Genetics

Genetics may play a role in the success of anti-cancer therapy, according to researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital.

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Published on : 07 May 2003

Research Links Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease

Preliminary findings from clinicians at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), show that men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to have cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease affects approximately 40 000 Canadian men annually.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2003

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC unveils new approach to burn trauma care

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has adopted a new approach to the treatment of children with mild to severe burns. The new approach to burn trauma care was developed over the last two years as part of the Children's expansion of its highly specialized and comprehensive trauma program.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2003

Drug Combination Increases Life Span of Mice with ALS

A new three-drug cocktail used to treat ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, may increase life span and decrease disease progression according to a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Published on : 01 Apr 2003

Research showing the efficacy of a new three-drug cocktail that may help to treat ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease

You are invited to the announcement of breakthrough research showing the efficacy of a new three-drug cocktail that may help to treat ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. » full story

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Published on : 28 Mar 2003

Physicians May Be Prescribing Unnecessary Asthma Drugs

Approximately three million Canadians suffer with asthma. Inhaled steroids are the standard treatment to ease symptoms and prevent the disease from worsening. However, in the past few years there has been trend among physicians to prescribe a new class of drug, anti-leukotrienes, either alone or in combination with inhaled steroids.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2003