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Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Wed, 2016-07-27 10:35

McGill Newsroom

Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

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Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Tue, 2016-07-19 11:24

McGill Newsroom

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money

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Contact: Marie-Renée B-Lajoie,
Organization: Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University
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Understanding bone death

Wed, 2016-07-13 11:21

McGill Newsroom

Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

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Contact: Valérie Harvey
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Health Sciences academic info 2016-17

Thu, 2016-06-02 14:44

Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!

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Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

Fri, 2016-05-13 11:47

By Bruno Geoffroy 

For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.

Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Contact: Bruno Geoffroy
Organization: Media relations - Research, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

Wed, 2016-05-11 19:02

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

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Expert: Opioid epidemic

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:24

Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

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$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

International partnership led by University of Toronto, McGill scientists receives Gates Foundation funding
Thu, 2015-12-17 14:58

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

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Contact: Heidi Singer
Organization: Communications and Media Relations Specialist - U of T Medicine
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Office Phone: 416-978-5811

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Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer - Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Office Phone: 514.398.5909
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