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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

Pancreas bioengineering at the MUHC receives funding boost

A new research grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) is set to provide a significant boost to a collaborative diabetes research effort led by MUHC investigator Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2006

MUHC announces a transplant first in Quebec

Doctors at the MUHC have announced Quebec's first successful combined heart/liver transplant.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2006

MUHC researchers link asthma drugs and cataracts in seniors

Researchers from the MUHC have found that elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma who take medication to prevent their attacks face an increased risk of developing cataracts.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2006

Synaptic success - MUHC neuroscientist Dr. Keith Murai wins large EJLB grant

MUHC neuroscientist Keith Murai has been awarded a $350,000 grant to study the communication possibilities of neuron-supporting cells, called glial cells, that until recently were thought to be passive players in brain function.

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Published on : 10 May 2006

Major MUHC study will determine if light-activated drug fulfills early promise in treatment of prostate cancer

Early trials of an experimental photosensitizer cancer drug called Tookad have yielded dramatic results, according to Dr. Mostafa Elhilali, Chief Surgeon at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and study principal investigator.

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Published on : 05 May 2006

New MUHC study reveals Vioxx-related heart attacks can occur within the first two weeks of use

A quarter of patients who suffered a heart attack while taking Vioxx did so within the first two weeks of taking the drug, a new study published by MUHC investigators reveals.

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Published on : 02 May 2006

Traumatic lesions to the spinal cord

Julie Snyder and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau present a cheque for $112,000 to MUHC project.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2006

Camomile tea and lotion cause internal bleeding in patient on anticoagulant medication

Researchers at the MUHC in Montreal have documented a severe case of internal hemorrhaging in a patient who drank camomile tea and used camomile lotion while taking anticoagulant medication for a heart condition.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2006

Montreal institutes unite to fight a leading cause of infant mortality

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced the awarding of $2.5 million for a multidisciplinary new research project that will investigate heart problems in children.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2006

FRSQ and its partners invest over $1.2 million in Quebec consortium for research on C. difficile

Dr. Vivian Loo - Chief of Microbiology and Infection Control at the MUHC - leads new study to develop an in-depth understanding of C. difficile.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2006

Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study

Concerns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded, according to a major study.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2006

Found in 20% of people of African descent: MUHC describes gene that shuts down immune system

Caspase-12 is a molecule with a death wish. Found only in people of African descent, this protein shuts down our body's immune system, opening the door to potentially lethal infections.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2006

MUHC researcher links self-defeating gene to lethal infections

Caspase-12 is a molecule with a death wish. Found only in people of African descent, this protein shuts down our body's immune system, opening the door to potentially lethal infections.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2006