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September 20, 2012: Inde: le spectre d'une tuberculose invincible
La tuberculose multirésistante (MDR) est apparue en Inde au début des années 90 et sa version « extrêmement multirésistante » (XDR), dans le même pays en 2006.
September 15, 2012 McGill researchers awarded highest number of newly inaugurated fellowships
Banting Fellowships recognize nine outstanding McGill post-doctoral students with major research awards...
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April 4, 2012 Dan Deckelbaum and Tarek Razek, the Centre for Global Surgery
With 90 per cent of deaths caused by serious injuries taking place in developing countries, the Centre for Global Surgery is an attempt by two McGill doctors to save lives...
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August 23, 2011 Nature News - India takes the lead on tuberculosis innovation
Madhukar Pai has helped to organize the first ever conference to get the Indian pharmaceutical industry interested in TB innovation: 'TB Diagnostics in India: From Importation and Imitation to Innovation', to be held on 25 and 26 August in Bangalore, India...
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August 9, 2011 Research on TB tests prompts first-ever WHO negative policy
McGill / RI MUHC-led teams publish on inaccuracy and poor cost-effectiveness of widely used TB antibody tests...
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August 3, 2011 25 McGill-based Vanier scholars to research outer space, diseases and disorders, and social issues
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the names of the 2011 Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship recipients, including 25 McGill-based researchers from Canada and around the world...
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July 25, 2011 Radio-Canada International - Canadian expert backs W.H.O. ban on T.B. tests
Testing people who might be in the early stages of tuberculosis is essential for saving lives and preventing further infection. But now the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that certain tests for diagnosing the disease should be banned.
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July 1, 2011 Toronto Star - $2 million in grants awarded to researchers hoping to save lives
Toronto researcher Diego Bassaniand his South African colleagues have spent the past six years developing and testing a fetal heart monitor that operates without electricity.
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June 29, 2011 Creative ideas to tackle disease, child labour among innovative projects rewarded
Creative ideas to tackle disease, child labour among innovative projects rewarded
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May 11, 2011 Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery
McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.
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March 23, 2011 EXPERT ALERT: World Tuberculosis Day 2011
Working on stories relating to World TB Day on March 24? We suggest the following McGill University and McGill University Health Centre experts...
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March 22, 2011 The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis
McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world .
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July 29, 2010 A breakthrough in Tuberculosis research
Researcher discovers existing drugs can potentially target the disease’s ability to spread...
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January 27, 2010 Vitamin D supplements could fight Crohn's disease
A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn’s disease...
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Novemeber 16, 2009 Research calls for better assesment of tests for tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria
A rapid and accurate diagnosis is the first step towards treatment in the fight against infectious disease. However, a team headed by ...
September 29, 2009 Study highlights HIV/AIDS challenge in American prison system
Researchers at MUHC/McGill and colleagues at UCSF have evaluated the effectiveness of HIV treatment in patients who enter and leave...
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May 5, 2008 An MUHC team evaluates a new saliva-based HIV test to speed up detection
The usual waiting period for the results of a HIV test can seem like an eternity, especially in emergency situations where results are ...
March 7, 2007. Immunology What is it, and is it important?
High school students visit MUHC to learn from the experts What are T-cells and how are they affected by HIV? How do vaccines ...
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April 19, 2006. Found in 20% of people of African descent: MUHC describes gene that shuts down immune system
Caspase-12 is a molecule with a death wish. Found only in people of African descent, this protein shuts down our body's immune system, opening the door to potentially lethal infections. In a groundbreaking new study published in the prestigious journal Nature this week, the team that first discovered the role of caspase-12 in humans has now uncovered the mechanism by which it sabotages us, allowing researchers to develop methods to counter its damaging effects...
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The Gazette, Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Momar Ndao holds a glass jar up to the light and smiles mischievously. Coiled in the jar is a roundworm parasite, more than 30 centimetres long, floating in formaldehyde. It looks like a thick noodle, but this parasite - Ascaris lumbricoides - is far from harmless.
It grows in the stomachs of humans. It can slither its way into the small intestine, causing fatal peritonitis.
"Parasites are so clever," Ndao, 42, says...
January 17, 2005.
The discoveries of two investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have been listed in the prestigious Québec Science magazine's Top Ten Discoveries of 2004. The February issue of the publication describes the pioneering work of Dr. Erwin Schurr and Dr. Qutayba Hamid. Dr. Schurr is recognized for his identification of leprosy susceptibility genes...
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January 27, 2004. A Link Between Leprosy and Parkinson's? :
Leprosy is infamous for disfiguring its victims with boils and decaying flesh, but underlying the disease are degenerating nerves. Now researchers investigating a region of DNA that can render some people more susceptible to the scourge have found a potential link between leprosy and another neurodegenerative disease...
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January 25, 2004. Leprosy susceptibility genes identified : The eradication of leprosy, one of the world’s oldest and most feared diseases, may be one step closer. An international research team lead by scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) discovered that small changes in certain genes...
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November 3, 2003. Susceptibility to Malaria : Approximately forty percent of the world's population is at risk of malaria infection. New research from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre suggests that some individuals may be naturally resistant to this infection. Their findings, published in the December issue of Nature Genetics...
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November, 4 2003. Mice Inherit Resistance To Malaria : In the December issue of Nature Genetics, Philippe Gros and colleagues at McGill University, report that mice lacking a metabolic enzyme (pyruvate kinase) are protected from their malaria parasite...
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February 10, 2003. Host Gene That Makes People Vulnerable to Leprosy Discovered : An international research team, led by Dr. Erwin Schurr and Dr. Thomas Hudson, Scientists at the McGill University Health Centre, have identified a gene on human chromosome 6 that makes people vulnerable to leprosy. The study will be published in the March 2003 issue of Nature Genetics...
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