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New mechanical heart implanted at the MUHC - a Canadian first

Surgeons at the MUHC have successfully implanted a new kind of mechanical heart in two patients, the first time this new technology has been used in Canada.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2005

Dr. James Brophy nominated for joint MUHC/ CHUM Technology Assessment Unit (TAU)

This nomination directly expresses the desire of the two university health centres to work in complementarity in order to achieve new levels of collaboration for further development of the Quebec health system.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2005

New chair for Faculty of Medicine

The prognosis is promising for McGill's Faculty of Medicine with the establishment of the Robert Kinch Chair in Women's Health.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2005

Quebec family key to discovery of blindness disease gene

Researchers at the MUHC have discovered a new gene for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited diseases that result in degeneration of the eye's retina.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2005

Breast Cancer Month - MUHC experts comment

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women; this year more than 21,000 will develop breast cancer.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2005

MUHC study highlights importance of kindness and commemoration by hospital staff

A study by researchers at the MUHC suggests actions of hospital staff following the death of a child profoundly affect the family of the deceased, even months after the event.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2005

US investment in tuberculosis control abroad pays off at home

A new study to be published in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine shows that United States investment in tuberculosis (TB) treatment abroad saves lives and money at home.

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Published on : 07 Sep 2005

MUHC researchers achieve success in major research awards

Thirty-seven scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2005

MUHC scientists discover gene that controls speed of tuberculosis development

The new study, published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS)" this week, provides a new view of the mechanisms underlying the development of tuberculosis and may contribute to public health efforts aimed at containing the disease.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2005

Study reveals body's defense mechanism worsens asthma symptoms

MUHC scientists have discovered that our body's own defense mechanism causes some of the most serious asthma symptoms.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2005

Scientists discover genetic pathway responsible for breast cancer cells

Scientists at the MUHC have made an important discovery that will advance our understanding of how the female hormone estrogen causes growth of breast cancer cells.

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Published on : 09 Aug 2005

McGill Reproductive Centre announces new graduate student fellowship

It is with great pleasure that the McGill Reproductive Centre of the MUHC announces the creation of a Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, in memory of the late Charles W. McDougall.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2005

MUHC researchers make headway in mystery of migraines

Scientists at the MUHC have made progress in understanding what causes migraines.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2005

Hospital 'report cards' found not effective for quality improvement

Hospitals that were given feedback on their performance on certain quality indicators for treating heart attack patients did not show more improvement in those areas than hospitals that were provided with the feedback at a later date, according to a study in the July 20 issue of JAMA.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2005

MUHC researchers appointed to the Ordre national du Québec

Dr. Emil Skamene, scientific director of the Research Institute of the MUHC, and Dr. George Karpati, senior neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have recently been awarded the Ordre national du Québec.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2005