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Opinion: Quebec should screen newborns for cystic fibrosis by Dr. Larry Lands in Montreal Gazette

Half of all CF patients in Canada do not live to see the age of 34, and these are the best results in the world. Treatment is complex, requiring a daily routine that includes consuming many pills and physical therapy that can take up to two hours per day.

Robert’s case shows why it is high time we had newborn screening for CF in Quebec. - Montreal Gazette

 

Published: 10 May 2017

Neuf ans avant d’obtenir un diagnostic de fibrose kystique

Journal de Metro Feature:

Read the entire article HERE.

Published: 23 Jan 2017

Cystic fibrosis: Promising advances showcased in Montreal

Montreal Gazette Feature:

Read the entire article HERE.

Published: 23 Jan 2017

Listen in: Dr. Renaud Robert, director of the PACB and HTS Facility, invited to radio show at Vues & Voix

The Director of the PACB and HTS facility, Dr. Renaud Robert, was invited to a radio show "C’est bon pour la santé! Vivre avec la Fibrose Kystique» at Vues & Voix which was lived on March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm.

 

You can listen to a recording of the radio show HERE.

Published: 23 Jan 2017

CFTRc Team Participates in Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History!

Once again the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) team from McGill University participated in the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. As a nation, Canada raised $3 million dollars and counting for Cystic Fibrosis research and care. 

Published: 31 May 2016

McGill Opens Doors Wide for Cystic Fibrosis Research

For McGill scientists specializing in protein-traffi cking diseases such as cystic fi brosis (CF), October 17, 2011 marked a monumental event with the opening of McGill’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Celebrated by a one-day symposium highlighting McGill’s proven strengths in this research area, the Centre brings society one step closer to eradicating CF. 

 

Published: 27 May 2016

Cystic Fibrosis, a Paradigm of Conformational Diseases Presentation

Gergely Lukacs, from the Department of Physiology, talks about cystic fibrosis, a paradigm of conformational diseases. A "Soup and Science" presentation.

 

Watch the whole presentation on YouTube HERE.

Published: 27 May 2016

David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. 

 

Watch the whole episode HERE.

Published: 27 May 2016

Dr. John Hanrahan on Cystic Fibrosis, CTV News Interview

Dr. John Hanrahan, of the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) from McGill University, appeared on CTV news to explain that a new treatment for the genetic disease is derived from sea sponges.

 

View the whole interview HERE.

Published: 27 May 2016

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