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MUHC researchers achieve success in CIHR research awards

Nineteen scientists from the Research Institute of the MUHC received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2006

How do high-folate diets protect against heart disease?

In a new study published in this month's issue of the scientific journal Circulation Research, MUHC investigators shed light on the mysterious connection between folate and heart disease.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2006

The MUHC announces Life Sciences Technopole plans

Dr. Arthur T. Porter, Director General and CEO of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), announced the creation of a task force to develop a comprehensive vision and business plan for a Life Sciences Technopole that would build on the medical research achievements of the MUHC.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2006

McGill's top newsmakers are MUHC

Six of McGill's top ten newsmakers last year were MUHC researchers, including the top three positions.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2006

The genetics of reproduction

Help may be on the way for a rare but significant pregnancy disorder, thanks to new findings from researchers at the Research Institute of the MUHC.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2006

Sit up and smell the roses better: MNI researchers find that sense of smell is dependent on body position

Before giving flowers or scattering rose petals on Valentine's Day, make sure your significant other has already gotten out of bed.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2006

Increase in waiting time is associated with higher chance of death for bladder cancer patients

The study, partially funded by the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group and the McGill Division of Urology, was published in this month's Journal of Urology.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2006

McGill researchers crack genetic code of Quebec C. difficile

Researchers at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, MUHC and Jewish General Hospital have collaborated to successfully sequence the genome of a virulent strain of Clostridium difficile prevalent in Quebec since 2003 and similar to strains elsewhere in the world.

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Published on : 14 Dec 2005

New antidepressant drug increases 'brain's own cannabis'

Researchers have discovered a new drug that raises the level of endocannabinoids - the "brain's own cannabis" - providing antidepressant effects.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2005

Quebec research team unmasks hypervirulent C. difficile strain

A team of researchers from 12 Quebec hospitals has completed the first comprehensive study of Clostridium difficile outbreaks that have occurred in the province since 2003.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2005

MUHC and McGill scientists identify gene for debilitating vitamin B12 disease

Scientists at the MUHC and McGill University have identified a gene responsible for a disease that impairs the body's ability to handle vitamin B12 and that may contribute to heart disease, stroke and dementia.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2005

MUHC ensures blood without bugs

The National Reference Centre for Parasitology (NRCP), based at the MUHC, is developing a comprehensive and inexpensive blood safety test that will allow clinicians to check for all major parasitic diseases in patients' blood.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2005

MUHC investigators search for the root of sexual pain in women

A multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers from McGill/MUHC and the CHUM have been awarded a grant of nearly $700,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue their groundbreaking research on pain suffered by some women during sexual intercourse.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2005