Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Viral communications hacking boosts Leishmania infections

Published: 7Feb2019

New research from McGill University has found that a virus infecting the Leishmania parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the...

Another Medical Cold Case Cracked by the MUHC’s ‘Dr. House’

Published: 6Dec2018

A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. Donald Vinh, the RI’s so-called “Dr. House” because of his research into rare diseases, has discovered...

Can a smart app encourage HIV-self testing in Canada?

Published: 30Nov2018

HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. However, home-based...

No-Nonsense Approach to Genetic Kidney Disease in Children

Published: 4Oct2018

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre’s (RI-MUHC) push to treat a rare genetic disease in children – with a higher percentage found in French Canadians – has received $2...

Complete make-over in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Published: 7Sep2018

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by...

Canadians are aging well, but …

Published: 31May2018

It's not every day that one receives a call from a researcher asking if they want to participate in a study on aging for the next 20 years of their lives. That's what 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85...

As harmful as dehydration?

Published: 22May2018

We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium...

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