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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Launches Centre For Insulin Secreting Cell Replacement in Montreal

Thu, 2002-10-17 (All day)

Research to find a viable cure for juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, received a boost today with the launch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Centre for Beta Cell Replacement at McGill University and Université de Montréal.

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Identification of Genes Causing Deffects in Vitamin B12 Metabolism

Tue, 2002-12-10 (All day)

Investigators at the University of Calgary and McGill University have identified genes that underlie two severe diseases of vitamin B12 metabolism. The two diseases, known as the cblA and cblB forms of methylmalonic aciduria, may produce brain damage, mental retardation and even death if not detected in infancy or early childhood.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Team Uses Genomic Tools To Discover Gene

Tue, 2003-01-14 (All day)

In an advance illustrating the power of genomic information, an international team of researchers today announced it has identified a gene that causes Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian type (LSFC), a fatal inherited disorder affecting 1 in 2000 live births each year in the Saguenay-Lac St Jean region of Quebec.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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MUHC Researchers Find a Molecule That Improves Wound Repair

Thu, 2003-01-16 (All day)

Annually, 1.25 million Americans suffer burns and 6.5 million experience chronic skin ulcers from diseases such as diabetes. So far, treatment options for these individuals have been limited. However, Dr. Andrew Bateman of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and his collaborators has recently identified a molecule that may be used to treat these wounds.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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New ICU at MUHC nets prestigious award

Thu, 2003-01-23 (All day)

The new intensive care unit (ICU) at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has won a prestigious North American architectural design award.

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Contact: Lisa Dutton
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Host Gene That Makes People Vulnerable to Leprosy Discovered

Mon, 2003-02-10 (All day)

An international research team, led by Dr. Erwin Schurr and Dr. Thomas Hudson, Scientists at the Research Institute of 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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Contact: Dean Sas
Organization: Canadian Genetic Diseases Network
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Major Study Will Test Best Ways to Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Fri, 2003-02-21 (All day)

The Royal Victoria Hospital Metabolic Day Center of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of 70 clinics in the United States and Canada taking part in a major new study to test three promising approaches to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Shriners and MUHC Investigate Effects of Oral Steroids on the Health of Asthmatic Children

Tue, 2003-02-25 (All day)

Parents concerned about use of oral steroids to treat their asthmatic children will be reassured by a new study conducted by a team of clinicians at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Shriners Hospital (Montreal).

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Time to Go Beyond Cholesterol, MUHC Cardiologists Suggest

Fri, 2003-02-28 (All day)

There is a better way to determine risk of heart disease than measuring cholesterol, according to a new study by cardiologists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Invitation

Fri, 2003-03-14 (All day)

The Association québécoise des allergies alimentaires (Quebec Food Allergy Association) and the McGill University Health Centre invite you to a press conference of two major announcements.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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