Scientists at the MUHC and McGill University have identified a gene responsible for a disease that impairs the body's ability to handle vitamin B12 and that may contribute to heart disease, stroke and dementia.
Leigh Turner takes exception to bioethicists who focus primarily on the sexy, high-tech issues of the day. Instead, he says, we should be concentrating on issues related to medicine and health care in impoverished, developing nations.
A multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers from McGill/MUHC and the CHUM have been awarded a grant of nearly $700,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue their groundbreaking research on pain suffered by some women during sexual intercourse.
Researchers at the MUHC have discovered a new gene for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited diseases that result in degeneration of the eye's retina.
Selon Mario Bunge de McGill, un philosophe qui a passé des décennies à décoder la physique quantique, les meilleurs scientifiques carburent à l'imagination tandis que les meilleurs spécialistes des sciences sociales s'attirent de puissants ennemis.
The new term "biosecurity" reflects a growing awareness that rapid developments in life sciences and biomedical research offer not only the potential for great benefits, but also the possibility of misuse to cause deliberate harm.
The new treatment, now available for the first time after clearance by Health Canada, has already been used on 15 patients at the MUHC.