Faculty of Medicine news
There are 29 possible combinations of human blood groups, and for a patient to be given a safe transfusion the right one needs to be available.
A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and those with a specific genetic variation.
Results from a new study suggest that one of the most prescribed medications for alcohol dependence may be more effective in some people.
Scientists are reporting an "important step" toward development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to "type" blood to match donor and recipient before transfusions.
In an age of MRIs and CT scans, the physical exam is becoming a dying art. Sharon Kirkey discovers what's being lost - from an ability to diagnose to the human touch that says: 'You are more than a broken body to me. You matter.'
We’re used to the idea that we become more forgetful with age. As time passes, our memories naturally fade and weaken, and that’s if we’re lucky enough to avoid traumatic accidents or diseases like Alzheimer’s. But Reut Shema, from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, has found a possible way of preventing this decline, and even reversing it…
ATTENTION APPLICANTS TO THE FALL 2011 ENTRY OF THE PRE-MED-ADM (Med-P) PROGRAM: Only applications which are READY FOR REVIEW will be reviewed. Applications found to be incomplete on Monday, March 7th, 2011 will be cancelled. You can verify the status of your application using your Minerva account.
The biopharmaceutical industry has long been a staple of Quebec's science community, but it hasn't fared as well as optics and photonics. Clusters of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including spin-offs and multinationals, have assembled around Montreal.