MUHC research news
Discovery of cellular processes which regulate heart's energy supply may pave way for new cardiac therapies
The heart needs a steady supply of energy to function properly. MUHC researcher Dr. Vincent Giguère and his colleagues recently identified several genetic programs which work together to ensure this energy is available.
MUHC-led study assesses use of high dose inhaler steroids as a preventative strategy for viral-induced childhood asthma
A new study has revealed that episodic use of twice-daily high-dose steroid inhaler at the onset of a cold can dramatically reduce the severity and duration of asthma attacks induced by colds in preschool-aged children.
A convenient, easy to use, and rapid alternative to blood-based HIV testing may become the new standard for field testing, according to a new MUHC study.
A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has identified four genes that increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) reveals high medical costs for children suffering from juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
New MUHC study shows increased risk of bone fracture in elderly people on daily medication for depression
A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has revealed that elderly people taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on a daily basis for depression may double their risk of suffering osteoporotic bone fractures.
The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased strikingly in adults and children, according to a new population study by MUHC researchers and reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
MUHC announces a Canadian first: the first successful implantation of a long-term mechanical heart as an alternative to transplant
The MUHC is pleased to announce the first successful Canadian implantation of a new long-term mechanical heart as an alternative to heart transplant.
The MUHC will hold a press conference tomorrow (13 December 2006 at 10:00 am) to announce a Canadian first in the field of cardiac mechanical assist.