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Sarcoma Day: raising cancer awareness and providing a dose of laughter medicine

McGill University Health Centre sarcoma patients, medical staff and researchers have teamed up to hold the first annual MUHC Sarcoma Day.

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Published on : 23 May 2008

A new approach to protect the hearts of patients with Muscular Dystrophy

An animal study on sildenafil (Viagra) reveals a potential new treatment for the cardiac complications in patients with this major disease

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Published on : 12 May 2008

An MUHC team evaluates a new saliva-based HIV test to speed up detection

Rapid testing is crucial to prevent mother to child HIV transmission in rural India

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Published on : 05 May 2008

May is Multiple Sclerosis Month – A great time to get the facts about MS

Did you know? Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada, and every day three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. MS is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, but it can also affect children -- some as young as two years old.

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Ovarian cancer: profiling a deadly disease at the MUHC

Ovarian cancer (OC) is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women yet 90% of OC patients could be saved with an early diagnosis.

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Published on : 01 May 2008

Predicting breast cancer patient outcome: MUHC researchers identify new genes

New studies from a team of researchers from the Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University show that the environment surrounding breast cancer cells plays a crucial role in determining whether tumor cells grow and migrate or whether they fade away.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2008

Cancer cells spread by releasing "bubbles", according to an MUHC study

A new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from the University of Toronto.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

Researchers discover gene behind devastating Vitamin B12-related disorder

International team finds clues as to how vitamin B12 works as well as the mechanism of a related genetic disease

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Published on : 02 Apr 2008

MUHC cardiologist played instrumental role in identifying key predictor for cardiovascular disease

The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology today recognized the key importance of an additional predictor of cardiovascular disease - a protein called apolipoprotein B (apoB).

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Published on : 01 Apr 2008

Collaborative research database to benefit complementary and alternative medicine

The McGill University Health Centre Research Institute and the University of Calgary in collaboration with Centennial College are launching the first-ever searchable database of outcome measures intended for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers - the IN-CAM Outcomes Database.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2008

Cells from the Research Institute of the MUHC on the road to China

The diabetes epidemic is devastating many areas of the world. In China, approximately 20 million people suffer from the disease - and the number keeps growing.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2008

McGill University Health Centre Announces Important Support for Advancing INGAP as a Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, a leading physician and scientist at MUHC sees his discovery, INGAP, building momentum in the lab and in the clinic for type 1 diabetes.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2008