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The Microscope to Stethoscope lecture series continues this week

In his public lecture Dr. Mark Ware describes the most significant research developments and breakthroughs in the use of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain.

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Published on : 04 Dec 2006

MUHC-led research reveals higher systolic blood pressure in adolescent boys than girls

According to new MUHC-led research, adolescent boys have a significantly increased risk of high systolic blood pressure (SBP) compared to adolescent girls.

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Published on : 04 Dec 2006

Award-winning scientist appointed as new Director of the Research Institute of the MUHC

Dr. Arthur Porter, Director General and CEO of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos as the new Director of the Research Institute of the MUHC.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2006

Low folate diets found to increase risk of colorectal cancer

A new study by scientists at the MUHC has revealed that a diet low in folate may increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

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Published on : 01 Nov 2006

From Microscope to Stethoscope continues next week

In his public lecture Dr. Brian Ward explains how new immunologic ideas are helping address HIV, tuberculosis, avian flu and the "second coming" of SARS.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2006

New MUHC study adds more evidence to clear Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine as a risk factor for autism

The study, published in the scientific journal Pediatrics, reveals fundamental errors in previous molecular studies that falsely implicated the MMR vaccine as a risk factor for autism.

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Published on : 16 Oct 2006

MUHC launches new evening lecture series for the public: From Microscope to Stethoscope

An opportunity for MUHC scientists to demystify their research, and for the public to meet the researchers and gain an inside look at some of the most exciting discoveries and innovative breakthroughs taking place right now on the cutting edge of science.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2006

Sperm banks unpopular with patients - MUHC researchers investigate why

Sperm banks are unpopular, even with patients suffering from cancer and facing treatments that may make them infertile.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2006

Breakthrough by MUHC researcher has major implications for diagnosis, treatment of childhood blindness

Eye Health Month is off to an exciting start, with the recent announcement by MUHC researcher Dr. Robert Koenekoop and his colleagues of a breakthrough discovery in the genetics of childhood blindness.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2006

MUHC researchers verify link between heartburn medication and community-acquired C. difficile

A new study conducted by MUHC researchers adds further evidence to the link between proton pump inhibitors, such as heartburn medications, and Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2006

Ever-happy mice may hold key to new treatment of depression

A new breed of permanently "cheerful" mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2006

MUHC researchers develop new model to identify ovarian cancer genes

This innovative research, published in the journal Oncogene, is a significant step towards improving treatment for this devastating disease that kills more than two-thirds of people diagnosed.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2006

MUHC study tests innovative new asthma treatment

A revolutionary new treatment for asthma is showing great promise in a multi-centre clinical trial involving MUHC researchers.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2006

Measles Mumps Rubella and mercury-based immunizations cleared as causes of autism

A new MUHC study published today in the scientific journal Pediatrics assesses the link between childhood immunizations and PDD in 28,000 Quebec children and finally clears MMR vaccines and thimerosal-containing immunizations as risk factors.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2006