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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

McGill University Health Centre Researchers Show That a New Battle Against HIV/AIDS is Imminent

Despite the successes of drug treatments for HIV/AIDS during the last decade, research suggests that a new battle against this deadly disease has opened up.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2002

McGill University Health Centre to generate $28 Million in Local Economic Activity

According to a report prepared by Daniel Arbour & Associés and released today by The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the building of a modern health science facility at Glen Yard will result in positive economic benefits for the boroughs of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce/Côte-des- Neiges, the Sud Ouest and Westmount.

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Published on : 07 Aug 2002

MUHC Study Shows The Old Asthma Drugs Are Still Better

Not everything new is better than the old, according to a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Published on : 16 Jul 2002

Alberta Brothers on cross-country roller-skiing trek To stop at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital (MUHC)

Two brothers from Camrose, Alberta will be rolling into Montreal on THURSDAY, JULY 18, as they rollerski the 6,245 kilometers from Edmonton to St. John's, Newfoundland in an effort to thank Canada's unsung heroes - families who have donated a family member's organs and tissue so that others may live.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2002

Health Research to be Studied

Research that explores such diverse scientific areas as cancer, heart disease, human reproduction, medical genetics, mental illness, musculoskeletal disorders, neuroscience, and public health will be conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) through funding from Canada's leading federal funding agency.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2002

A Practical New Book On Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Launched at the MUHC

Today, with over forty invited guests and collaborators in attendance, Dr. Jean Bourbeau, Medical Director of the COPD Clinic and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program of the Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Centre, officially launched his book, COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, at the Montreal Chest Institute.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2002