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No increased heart failure with incretin-based drugs

McGill Newsroom

Canadian drug safety network provides reassuring evidence regarding risk of heart failure of anti-diabetes medications

Incretin-based drugs, a type of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to commonly used combinations of oral anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Published: 24 Mar 2016

New Quebec budget includes $1M for agrifood innovation

McGill Newsroom

Quebec’s recently unveiled provincial budget includes one new line-item that means a lot for McGill research.

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Published: 22 Mar 2016

City birds are smarter than country birds

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage

Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

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Published: 21 Mar 2016

Winds hide Atlantic variability from Europe’s winters

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Study reveals how wind patterns change along with sea-surface temperatures

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Published: 15 Mar 2016

Global shift in farmed fish feed raises new questions

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

A move toward plant-based feeds alters the environmental footprint of farm-raised seafood, may change levels of healthy fatty acids in these fish

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Published: 14 Mar 2016

Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking statins

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level.

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Published: 11 Mar 2016

Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.

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Published: 9 Mar 2016

"Smart soles" help patients recover from a broken hip

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries sustained by the elderly population following a fall.

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Published: 4 Mar 2016

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Astronomers for the first time detect repeat ‘fast radio bursts’ from same sky location

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Published: 2 Mar 2016

$2.4M from NSERC for five McGill researchers

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

McGill is proud to announce that five researchers have been awarded over $2.4 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for 2016.

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Published: 1 Mar 2016

From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Could a cheap molecule used to disinfect swimming pools provide the key to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterials?

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Published: 1 Mar 2016

Building living, breathing supercomputers

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.

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Published: 26 Feb 2016

What makes the brain tick so fast?

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.

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Published: 25 Feb 2016

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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Published: 22 Feb 2016

The brain gives up more secrets

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

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Published: 18 Feb 2016

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