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Patients taking medication to prevent heart attack as well as anti-depressants have a higher risk of developing internal bleeding, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The results were published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
McGill University’s Division of Urology has a long history of excellence in patient care, pioneering urologic innovation, fundamental research and education. The Division’s legacy, thanks to the generosity of Lucien Rémillard and his family, has been strengthened.
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recently recognized eight leaders in the health sciences from McGill as elected CAHS Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.
After nearly 60,000 votes and months of sometimes furious debate, the results are in for the Greatest McGillians contest. In the end, voters gave the nod to a trio of illustrious McGillians whose achievements represent three different pillars of the university’s excellence: Thomas Chang, BSc’57, MDCM’61, PhD’65, the inventor of the artificial blood cell, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, B
Visiting lecturer John Breitner warns that there is no known cause of Alzheimer's disease, responsible for up to 75 per cent of dementia cases. But new technologies are improving understanding of the disease, leading him to conclude that within 10 years drugs will be developed to prevent Alzheimer's.
Chantal Blouin, Université Carleton et Laurette Dubé, détentrice de la Chaire James McGill sur la psychologie des consommateurs et du marketing et directrice scientifique de la Plateforme mondiale sur la convergence entre l'économie et la santé de l'Université McGill
Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.
McGill University and its Division of Urology are inviting media representatives to attend the announcement of a $1-million gift towards the creation of a new research chair in urology.
Scientific Lifetime Achievement Recognized: Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research
On September 13, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada announced the creation of the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at the hospital in Montreal.
Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases
A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.