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Canadian researchers on promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target

Published: 22May2019

For most people, the influenza A virus (IAV), commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body by our own immune system. In some cases, however, the immune response becomes dysregulated and if...

Using laser light to study how epilepsy arises in the healthy brain

Published: 27Mar2019

Scientists at McGill University have developed a new method to study how seizures arise in the healthy brain. Using laser light guided through ultra-thin optic fibers in the brain of rodents, the...

Safe cannabis pain relief without the “high”

Published: 25Oct2018

In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have delivered encouraging news for chronic...

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...

Preterm birth: The "Nodal" gene under the microscope

Published: 4Sep2018

Preterm birth is a major global public health problem. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely and many will suffer from neurodegenerative disorders, including cerebral palsy, learning...

THE GAZETTE: McGill and MUHC given $500,000 for cannabis, cancer research projects

Published: 16Aug2018

The funding will be split between separate projects looking into the properties of cannabidiol and a search for a new treatment of an aggressive brain cancer. Read more

Pushing screening of ovarian and endometrial cancers one step further

Published: 21Mar2018

A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at Johns Hopkins to bring screening and early detection of ovarian and...

Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases

Published: 30Jan2018

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international...

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