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McGill University Health Centre to generate $28 Million in Local Economic Activity

Wed, 2002-08-07 (All day)

According to a report prepared by Daniel Arbour & Associés and released today by The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the building of a modern health science facility at Glen Yard will result in positive economic benefits for the boroughs of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce/Côte-des- Neiges, the Sud Ouest and Westmount.

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Contact: Joy Berger
Organization: MUHC Planning Office
Office Phone: 514-934-5060 ext. 401
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McGill University Health Centre Researchers Show That a New Battle Against HIV/AIDS is Imminent

Thu, 2002-08-08 (All day)

Despite the successes of drug treatments for HIV/AIDS during the last decade, research suggests that a new battle against this deadly disease has opened up.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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McGill University Health Centre Receives $1,000,000 From Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Wed, 2002-08-21 (All day)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. announced today that it is contributing $1,000,000 to Canada's largest osteoporosis study, which is being directed by researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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MUHC Study Finds New Cause of Colorectal Cancer

Mon, 2002-08-26 (All day)

A review of over 140 scientific studies on colorectal cancer may point to a more effective way of diagnosing and preventing this deadly disease.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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Glen Site Environmental Clean-up

Thu, 2002-09-12 (All day)

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) announced today that, subject to approvals from the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal, it is planning to dig up contaminated soil on the Glen site next year and transport it to sites licensed by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment.

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MUHC Scientists Find Gene For Neurodegenerative Disease

Tue, 2002-10-08 (All day)

A study published in the November issue of Nature Genetics by investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) identifies a gene that underlies a neurological disorder affecting the brain and spinal cord.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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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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Contact: Christine Zeindler
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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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
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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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
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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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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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 36419
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