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Caspase-12: MUHC researcher finds new defense mechanism against intestinal inflammation

The body's first line of defence against pathogenic bacteria that we ingest may not be the immune system but rather the cells that line the intestine.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2008

HSP90: new point of view on melanoma of the eye, at the MUHC

Ocular melanoma is rarely detected before it has grown large enough to impair vision or to metastasize.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2008

Chill out with some of the most interesting researchers in Montreal

What's more interactive than attending a lecture and more informative than going to a bar? Our new Café Scientifique!!

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Published on : 11 Feb 2008

Bone complications due to cystic fibrosis have a genetic cause, according to an MUHC study

A recent study by Dr Christina Haston, a researcher of the McGill University Health Centre research Institute, sheds some new light on the bone problems that generally accompany cystic fibrosis.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2008

Deficient "fire regulators" in the immune system responsible for type 1 diabetes, according to a new MUHC study

The main regulators of the immune system, called CD4+Treg cells, are thought to be highly involved in a large range of immune diseases.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2008

Appointment of new General Manager for the Research Institute of the MUHC

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has strengthened its administrative team with the appointment of M. François Schubert to the new position of General Manager.

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Published on : 19 Dec 2007

Caspase-1 protein governs the body inflammatory response, according to an MUHC study

This discovery could lead to many potential benefits, particularly for the treatment of sepsis: infections that spread to the blood and deteriorates into a whole-body inflammatory state.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2007

Major therapeutic breakthrough toward the treatment of HIV/HAART* -associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Researchers in Montreal and Boston have identified a potential new treatment for the HIV/HAART*-associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

From Microscope to Stethoscope: ending of the second lecture series, next week at the MUHC

From Microscope to Stethoscope," the distinguished public lecture series organized by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), will end its second season next week, on December 3rd.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2007

Is your heart aging faster than you are?

New MUHC study shows that multiple risk factors can increase a person's cardiovascular age by up to ten years

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Published on : 26 Nov 2007

"Caring with dignity and respect: Exposing the reality"

A conference organized by the MUHC: The Department of Nursing Research at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is organizing the 27th Annual Nurses and Research in Perspective Day at the Montreal General Hospital on November 16, 2007.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2007

Early detection and prevention: The two keys to combat type 1 diabetes symptoms

Over two million Canadians are diabetic, and around 10 percent of these individuals suffer from type 1 diabetes.

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Published on : 14 Nov 2007

From Microscope to Stethoscope: this will be the second lecture of this year's series, at the MUHC

"From Microscope to Stethoscope," the distinguished public lecture series organized by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), will continue tomorrow.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2007

Adolescence and autism: a difficult, but not hopeless, combination according to a new MUHC study

The challenges that autistic patients face become more pronounced during adolescence

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Published on : 02 Nov 2007