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A first in Quebec: MUHC heart specialists implant new “smart” defibrillator

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) heart specialists are the first in Quebec (and the second in North America) to implant a fully automatic biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator. While continuously working to “pace” the patient’s heart, this “smart” technology allows the defibrillator to adjust itself automatically if it senses any change in the patient’s c

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Published on : 13 Aug 2008

Personalized immunotherapy to fight HIV/AIDS.

For a long time, the main obstacle to creating an AIDS vaccine has been the high genetic variability of the HIV virus. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy and his team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), in collaboration with Dr. Rafick Sékaly from the Université de Montréal, have overcome this difficulty by designing a personalized immunotherapy for infected patients.

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Published on : 13 Aug 2008

In a Musical State of Mind… Café Scientifique on brain, music and cognition

How do we perceive melody? Can music influence the development of newborn babies?

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Published on : 05 Aug 2008

Montreal researchers prove that insulin-producing cells can give rise to stem-like cells in-vitro

MUHC/McGill and CHUM researchers uncover key theoretical mechanism behind regenerative therapies for diabetes.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2008

Genetic cause of innate resistance to HIV/AIDS

MUHC and CHUM researchers demonstrate how two specific genes are involved in an innate resistance to HIV infection.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2008

The Director of the Research Instituteof the MUHC elected to the Académie nationale de médecine in France

The achievements realised during his career as a researcher by Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Director of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Associate Executive Director of the MUHC, have once again been recognized and rewarded internationally

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Published on : 02 Jul 2008

Weight-loss surgery can cut cancer risk

Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity also prevents cancer: McGill/MUHC researchers

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Published on : 19 Jun 2008

Same drug, different results: MUHC researcher on the path to personalized medicine

Minor genetic differences between individuals change the effect of a common medication, study shows

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Published on : 18 Jun 2008

The public voices its support for a Universal Newborn Hearing-Screening Program in Québec

Enough is enough! Québec Coalition for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening calls on the minister of health to fund such a program now!

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Published on : 17 Jun 2008

Largest ever Canadian study on osteoporosis informs health policy

MUHC team shows Canadians without risk factors need bone density measurements only once every 5 years

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Published on : 16 Jun 2008

Medicines derived from cannabis: A review of adverse events

Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) determined that medical use of cannabinoids do not cause an increase in serious adverse events, but are associated with an increase in some non-serious adverse events.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2008

Fixing Broken Hearts Globally: Pediatric Cardiac World Summit develops a plan

Pediatric surgeon, Christo Tchervenkov has a global dream; he wants to keep the hearts of all children – no matter where they were born - beating.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2008

Hip and knee replacement patients not receiving treatment to reduce blood clot risk

Standard medication not being offered to elderly, at-risk population, say MUHC researchers

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Published on : 02 Jun 2008

Mask Fitting Exercise

Members of the media are invited to attend one of the fitting sessions to take place over the next four weeks, and to learn more about this crucial step in the MUHC’s larger plan for infection control.

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Published on : 28 May 2008

Dr. Morag Park appointed new scientific director of CIHR's Institute of Cancer Research

Dr. Pierre Chartrand, Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with CIHR's Governing Council, made the announcment today.

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Published on : 26 May 2008