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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

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