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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.

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Published on : 08 May 2007

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.

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Published on : 06 May 2007

Tomotherapy: A new kind of high-precision radiotherapy

The MUHC is proud to announce the inauguration of a new $3-million tomotherapy machine, the first of its kind in Quebec.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2007

Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise, according to MUHC-led research

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.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2007

Extending the boundaries of treatment: continuing care through research

MUHC opens interdisciplinary research lab to halt cancer-associated body wasting

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Published on : 03 Apr 2007

Heat: the new treatment for asthma?

MUHC participates in international research evaluation

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Bleeding during endoscopy: Do anti-inflammatories play a role?

Does an aspirin a day increase the risk of bleeding during invasive diagnostic procedure? MUHC researchers examine the evidence

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Published on : 15 Mar 2007

Immunology – What is it, and is it important?

High school students visit MUHC to learn from the experts

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Published on : 07 Mar 2007

MUHC expert joins colleagues in announcing Autism Genome Project findings

Preliminary results identify genetic mutations associated with autism

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Published on : 18 Feb 2007

MUHC-led research identifies risk-factor genes for type 2 diabetes

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.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2007

MUHC-led study reveals substantial financial costs associated with juvenile arthritis medical care

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).

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Published on : 01 Feb 2007

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.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2007

Congenital heart disease increasingly more common in adults and children

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.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2007

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.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2006

Major breakthrough to be announced on artificial heart implantation at the MUHC

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.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2006