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Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Applicants who had not been previously funded also received lower scores, making them less likely to be funded.

Classified as: gender bias, female researchers, muhc, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Robyn Tamblyn
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Published on: 23 Apr 2018
Classified as: muhc, eggs, hugh clarke, RI-MUHC, frqs, faculty of medicine, NSERC
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Published on: 9 Apr 2018

Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life’s journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake or failure in keeping to their strict immunosuppressive therapy can lead to tragic results. In fact, low-adherence to medication remains a major contributor to the high level of organ rejection in this age group.

Classified as: muhc, Kidney disease, kidney transplants
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Published on: 27 Mar 2018
A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at Johns Hopkins to bring screening and early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers one step closer to clinical implementation. Researchers developed a test that provides a safe and minimally invasive method for earlier diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancers.
Classified as: Lucy Gilbert, RI-MUHC, ovarian cancer, muhc, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
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Published on: 21 Mar 2018

Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season. Aside from getting the flu shot and employing smart hand hygiene, there are no other methods of prevention. However, a team of scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, led by Immunologist Dr.

Classified as: Flu, muhc, Maziar Divangahi, McGill, flu season, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
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Published on: 14 Feb 2018

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international research team led by scientists at the University of Lorraine in France along with McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Canada discovered a new cause of a rare condition known as cblC, that they named “epi-cblC”. They reported it in patients from Europe and the United States.

Classified as: rosenblatt, epigenetics, muhc, inserm, RI-MUHC, Vitamin B12, science and technology
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Published on: 30 Jan 2018

McGill Newsroom

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

Classified as: muhc, tuberculosis, antibiotics, india, pharmacy, health and lifestyle, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The World Bank’s Development Research Group, McGill University Health Center
Published on: 25 Aug 2016

McGill Newsroom

Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

Classified as: medicine, muhc, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Chantal Seguin, Osteonecrosis
Published on: 13 Jul 2016

World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), has been nominated vice-chair of an important federal task force that will provide guidance to the Canadian government as it prepares to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017.

Classified as: muhc, marijuana, medical marijuana, McGill University Health Centre, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, mark ware, cannabis, medical cannabis
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Published on: 30 Jun 2016

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Classified as: muhc, physical activity, Walking, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, walkable neighbourhoods, BMJ Open, Canada Health Measures Survey
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Classified as: muhc, jewish general hospital, diabetes, insulin, McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, blood sugar, glucose, type 1, beta cells, EVMS, Jerry Nadler, INGAP peptide
Published on: 25 Nov 2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Classified as: Research, muhc, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, immune system, McGill University Health Centre, aspergillus, mold, fungus
Published on: 5 Nov 2015

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