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$14 million to train the next generation of biomedical researchers at McGill and the MUHC

The Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University have received a number of CIHR grants to support student recruitment and training.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2009

Towards explanation for Crohn's disease?

An innovative study at the Research Institute of the MUHC has brought us closer to an explanation for Crohn's disease

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Published on : 09 Jul 2009

Research: Improving treatment of patients with heart attack

When faced with patients suffering a heart attack, doctors have two choices: inject them with medication to dissolve the blood clot (fibrinolytic therapy) or insert a small balloon to open the blocked artery (primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)). Guidelines for treating heart attacks are generally based on clinical trials that do not take “real-life” conditions into account.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2009

A new weapon in the war against HIV-AIDS: combined antiviral and targeted chemotherapy

A discovery by a team of Canadian and American researchers could provide new ways to fight HIV-AIDS. According to a new study published in Nature Medicine, HIV-AIDS could be treated through a combination of targeted chemotherapy and current Highly Active Retroviral (HAART) treatments.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2009

MUHC researcher awarded $500,000 to study pathogenesis of infectious disease

Dr. Maya Saleh and team will use grant to help identify genes involved in our body's first line of defense

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Published on : 15 Jun 2009

Fertility meets faith

Technology and tradition team up to allow more couples access to fertility treatment at the MUHC

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Published on : 11 Jun 2009

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

MUHC leads international review published in The New England Journal of Medicine

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Published on : 04 Jun 2009

Waiting times too long for bariatric surgery

A surgeon at the MUHC examines how long it takes to get bariatric surgery in Canada.

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Published on : 03 Jun 2009

Cancer and Immunity: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Single Proteins

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, about the positive and negative aspects of the same person, could also apply to proteins. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs), are known to have negative effects by promoting the development of many cancers.

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Published on : 27 May 2009

Cocaine: Perceived as a reward by the brain?

Cocaine is one of the oldest drugs known to humans, and its abuse has become widespread since the end of the 19th century. At the same time, we know rather little about its effects on the human brain or the mechanisms that lead to cocaine addiction.

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Published on : 19 May 2009

Le ministre Yves Bolduc rend public un plan d’action sur la chirurgie bariatrique au Québec

Le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux, le docteur Yves Bolduc, en présence du député de Marquette, monsieur François Ouimet, a annoncé un investissement de 29 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour augmenter le volume d’intervention en chirurgie bariatrique,

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Published on : 19 May 2009

Proteomics: Finding the key ingredients of disease

International collaboration between McGill, the McGill University Health Centre and HUPO cooks up the right recipe

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Published on : 19 May 2009

Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

Researchers at the MUHC show the effectiveness of folic acid in preventing congenital heart defects

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology

MUHC researchers demonstrate that estrogen renders the innate immune system of women more powerful than that of men.

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Published on : 11 May 2009

McGill and MCH discovery of cancer spread mechanism picked as “Discovery of the Year”

Readers of Québec Science magazine have selected a recent cancer breakthrough by Dr. Janusz Rak and his team as “Discovery of the Year 2008”. Dr. Rak, a professor in pediatric oncology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a researcher at the Research Institute of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, identified a fundamental mechanism by which tumour cells spread.

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Published on : 01 May 2009