McGill Newsroom

McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Classified as: metabolism, obesity, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fat, science and technology, body fat, metabolic disorders, folliculin, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Québec–Santé
Published on: 16 May 2016

Preventing cancer cells from growing by understanding what they 'eat'.

Classified as: metabolism, McGill University, health, Cancer, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, mcgill faculty of medicine, cancer cells, lung cancer, Russell Jones
Published on: 20 Oct 2015

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers.

Classified as: metabolism, McGill University, DINCH plasticizer, phthalate, Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal
Published on: 17 Jun 2015

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a study whose lead author was Lisa Langsetmo, a Ph.D. Research Associate at McGill University, and whose senior author was Prof. David Goltzman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and researcher in the Musculoskeletal Disorders axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).Their findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Classified as: metabolism, vitamin D, calcium, endocrinology, goltzman, osteoporosis
Published on: 22 May 2013

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

Classified as: addiction, brain, genetics, images, metabolism, scan, smoking, treatment
Published on: 20 Sep 2012