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Two Major Food Allergy Firsts in North America

To celebrate the Journée Québécoise des allergies alimentaires next Friday March 21, the Association québécoise des allergies alimentaires (AQAA) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) announced today results from the first Quebec study on the prevalence of peanut allergy.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2003

Invitation

The Association québécoise des allergies alimentaires (Quebec Food Allergy Association) and the McGill University Health Centre invite you to a press conference of two major announcements.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2003

Time to Go Beyond Cholesterol, MUHC Cardiologists Suggest

There is a better way to determine risk of heart disease than measuring cholesterol, according to a new study by cardiologists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Published on : 28 Feb 2003

Shriners and MUHC Investigate Effects of Oral Steroids on the Health of Asthmatic Children

Parents concerned about use of oral steroids to treat their asthmatic children will be reassured by a new study conducted by a team of clinicians at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Shriners Hospital (Montreal).

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Published on : 25 Feb 2003

Major Study Will Test Best Ways to Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

The Royal Victoria Hospital Metabolic Day Center of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of 70 clinics in the United States and Canada taking part in a major new study to test three promising approaches to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2003

Host Gene That Makes People Vulnerable to Leprosy Discovered

An international research team, led by Dr. Erwin Schurr and Dr. Thomas Hudson, Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, have identified a gene on human chromosome 6 that makes people vulnerable to leprosy. The study will be published in the March 2003 issue of Nature Genetics.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2003

New ICU at MUHC nets prestigious award

The new intensive care unit (ICU) at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has won a prestigious North American architectural design award.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2003

MUHC Researchers Find a Molecule That Improves Wound Repair

Annually, 1.25 million Americans suffer burns and 6.5 million experience chronic skin ulcers from diseases such as diabetes. So far, treatment options for these individuals have been limited. However, Dr. Andrew Bateman of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and his collaborators has recently identified a molecule that may be used to treat these wounds.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2003

Team Uses Genomic Tools To Discover Gene

In an advance illustrating the power of genomic information, an international team of researchers today announced it has identified a gene that causes Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian type (LSFC), a fatal inherited disorder affecting 1 in 2000 live births each year in the Saguenay-Lac St Jean region of Quebec.

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Published on : 14 Jan 2003

Identification of Genes Causing Deffects in Vitamin B12 Metabolism

Investigators at the University of Calgary and McGill University have identified genes that underlie two severe diseases of vitamin B12 metabolism. The two diseases, known as the cblA and cblB forms of methylmalonic aciduria, may produce brain damage, mental retardation and even death if not detected in infancy or early childhood.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2002

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Launches Centre For Insulin Secreting Cell Replacement in Montreal

Research to find a viable cure for juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, received a boost today with the launch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Centre for Beta Cell Replacement at McGill University and Université de Montréal.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2002

MUHC Scientists Find Gene For Neurodegenerative Disease

A study published in the November issue of Nature Genetics by investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) identifies a gene that underlies a neurological disorder affecting the brain and spinal cord.

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Published on : 08 Oct 2002

Glen Site Environmental Clean-up

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) announced today that, subject to approvals from the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal, it is planning to dig up contaminated soil on the Glen site next year and transport it to sites licensed by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2002

MUHC Study Finds New Cause of Colorectal Cancer

A review of over 140 scientific studies on colorectal cancer may point to a more effective way of diagnosing and preventing this deadly disease.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2002

McGill University Health Centre Receives $1,000,000 From Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. announced today that it is contributing $1,000,000 to Canada's largest osteoporosis study, which is being directed by researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 21 Aug 2002