immune system

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Published: 28Jan2016

By Cynthia LeeNewsroom Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.  

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

Published: 5Nov2015

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...

HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

Published: 15Jul2015

A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered...

Educating the immune system to prevent allergies

Published: 14May2015

With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. A research team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital from the...