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Converting cells to burn fat, not store it

Mon, 2016-05-16 09:16

McGill Newsroom

McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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A new way to starve lung cancer?

Tue, 2015-10-20 09:34

Preventing cancer cells from growing by understanding what they 'eat'.

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Research recommends further safety evaluation of DINCH

DINCH plasticizer put under the microscope by Montreal researchers
Wed, 2015-06-17 09:46

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers.

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How metabolism and brain activity are linked

Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
Thu, 2014-01-16 10:58

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Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women

Calcium-rich diet and supplements provide similar benefits
Wed, 2013-05-22 15:02

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a study whose lead author was Lisa Langsetmo, a Ph.D. Research Associate at McGill University, and whose senior author was Prof. David Goltzman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and researcher in the Musculoskeletal Disorders axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).Their findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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How genetics shape our addictions

Thu, 2012-09-20 11:08

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes. A study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University shows that people with genetically fast nicotine metabolism have a significantly greater brain response to smoking cues than those with slow nicotine metabolism.

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