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Montreal epidemiological study shows that asthma and eczema sufferers have a lower risk of developing a cancer

Men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer, according to a study carried out by researchers at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, and McGill University

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Published on : 20 Jul 2010

Unlocking the secrets of cellular energy holds promise for obesity, diabetes and cancer

Researchers discover role for epigenetics in cellular energy regulation

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Published on : 20 Jul 2010

How do you spell relief? Two more years of pain research for AstraZeneca and McGill

New agreement is the centrepiece for research into new treatments for chronic pain

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Published on : 28 Jun 2010

First-in-Canada Virtual Health Library established

To serve and support Canadian health professionals through coordinated resource sharing

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Published on : 23 Jun 2010

Organic nanoelectronics a step closer

Researchers use metal crystal to organize organic materials, overcoming key stumbling block

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Published on : 15 Jun 2010

MUHC brings “house calls” into the 21st century

Televisit is a new high-tech system that allows healthcare workers to conduct ‘virtual visits’ to patients

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Published on : 15 Jun 2010

$2.5 million raised at inaugural Goodman Cancer Research Gala

Sold-out event raises awareness and critical funds for centre at cutting edge of cancer research

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Published on : 11 Jun 2010

Hormone replacement patches safer than pills in terms of stroke risk: JGH researchers

Low-dose patches carry 26 percent less risk than oral therapies

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Could life survive on Mars? Yes, expert says

McGill microbiologist looks at Martian-like environment on Earth and finds evidence of bacteria

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Judes Poirier, McGill University, Douglas Mental Health Institute researcher, awarded a 2010 Genesis Award

At a ceremony on June 2, Dr. Judes Poirier, McGill University Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, received the prestigious BIOQuébec 2010 Genesis Award in the Biotechnology of Tomorrow category.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans

Those neighbourhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

McGill's "Orphan Drug" research offers hope

Designation by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will help development of treatments

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Published on : 31 May 2010

McGill team discovers a piece of the puzzle for individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing

In a major cancer-research breakthrough, researchers at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes - including those that are active in cancer

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Published on : 26 May 2010

Banning all gay men from donating blood is unscientific and wrong, say AIDS research pioneers

Dr. Mark Wainberg and Dr. Norbert Gilmore call for policy change

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Published on : 25 May 2010