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McGill, MUHC and Douglas researchers get top marks from Quebec Science magazine

This release is available in French . Scientists from McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute earn top marks in Qubec Science 's Top Ten Discoveries of 2008 for their groundbreaking work. Published in the magazine...

Same drug, different results: MUHC researcher on the path to personalized medicine

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 18, 2008 Medicine has moved a little bit closer to the era of tailor-made treatments, based on the unique genetic profiles of individual patients, according to recent research conducted by Dr Rima Rozen of the Research Institute of the M...

The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC begins search for causes of autism

This release is available in French . Montreal, 7 May 2008 Dr. Eric Fombonne, from the Research Institute of the MUHC at the Montreal Childrens Hospital, is involved in a multi-site consortium to gather DNA samples from 2,000 autism patients and their families over the next three years. ...

Cancer cells spread by releasing 'bubbles', according to an MUHC study

This release is available in French . Montreal, April 21, 2008 A new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from the...

Cells from the Research Institute of the MUHC on the road to China

Montreal, 27 March 2008 - The diabetes epidemic is devastating many areas of the world. In China, approximately 20 million people suffer from the disease and the number keeps growing. To meet this massive health challenge, the Chinese government is encouraging researchers from all over the world ...

Bone complications due to cystic fibrosis have a genetic cause, according to an MUHC study

Montreal, 6 February 2008 - A recent study by Dr Christina Haston, a researcher of the McGill University Health Centre research Institute, sheds some new light on the bone problems that generally accompany cystic fibrosis. Dr Hastons study is pointing at genetics as contributing to this bone frail...

HSP90: New point of view on melanoma of the eye, at the MUHC

Montreal, 19 February, 2008 - Ocular melanoma is rarely detected before it has grown large enough to impair vision or to metastasize. This makes it a particularly challenging disease to fight, especially since chemotherapy is not very effective. Now, the PhD research project led by Dr. Dana Fain...

Research: Improving treatment of patients with heart attack

...lly based on clinical trials that do not take "real-life" conditions into account. The latest study by Dr. Thao Huynh of the Research Institute of the muhc analyses these gaps and provides potential solutions to improve treatment of heart attack. Her article was published in the June 23rd issue of Circul...

MUHC researcher awarded $500,000 to study pathogenesis of infectious disease

...h June 2009 The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has announced the recipients of the 2009 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award. muhc researcher Dr. Maya Saleh was one of six recipients granted $500,000 over a 6-year period for her research proposal, "Regulation and molecular mechani...

New treatment option for latent tuberculosis

...es of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de la recherche en sant du Qubec (FRSQ). Dr. Dick Menzies is the Director of Respiratory Medicine at the muhc and a researcher in the Respiratory Health Axis and Health Outcomes Axis at the Research Institute of the MUHC. He is also a Professor in Medicine, Ep...
MUHC in Biological News

A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer

Montreal, 9 August 2007 - An in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that trigger cancer cell growth is vital to the development of more targeted treatments for the disease. An article published in the August 3 issue of Molecular Cell provides a key to these mechanisms that may prove crucial in t...

Toward an explanation for Crohn's disease?

...D2 gene, but it is not precisely known how this mutation influences the disease. The latest study by Dr. Marcel Behr, of the Research Institute of the muhc and McGill University, has provided new insight into how this might occur. The study will be published on July 9th in the Journal of Experimental Med...

Proteomics: Finding the key ingredients of disease

...ificant proteins from the hundreds that may be present in a diagnostic sample," says co-author and recent new recruit of the Research Institute of the muhc and of McGill Unversity, Dr. Tommy Nilsson. "It is important to associate the correct proteins with the correct condition. This process is incredibly ...

MUHC and McGill scientists explain genetic disease first discovered in Quebec 24 years ago

... This release is available in French . Scientists at the muhc and McGill University have identified a gene essential for the uptake of vitamin B12 in human cells. The discovery of this gene finally completes a 24...

Weight-loss surgery can cut cancer risk

...mpared 1,035 morbidly obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery at the muhc between 1986 and 2002 with 5,746 patients with the same weight profile who ...cient tool in the treatment of morbid obesity and its consequences, and the muhc is one of Canada's leaders in this field." Dr. Christou said. "We're hoping...

Medicines derived from cannabis: a review of adverse events

...ents treated with cannabinoids compared to the patients in the control groups," said Ware, a neurosciences researcher at the Research Institute of the muhc and assistant professor in anesthesia at McGill's Faculty of Medicine The majority of events were mild to moderate in severity. The majority of non...

Genetic breakthrough explains dangerously high blood glucose levels

... in blood glucose levels between otherwise healthy people, explained Dr. Sladek, of McGills Faculty of Medicine, the Department of Human Genetics, the muhc Research Institute and the McGill University and Gnome Qubec Innovation Centre. Five per cent may not sound huge, but for complex traits, thats rather...

When it comes fighting to C. difficile, the Palme d'Or goes to soap and warm water

.... Libmans team, which included Dr. Oughton, Dr. Vivian Loo, director of the muhc Department of Microbiology, and Susan Fenn, muhc assistant Chief Technologist, tested five separate hand washing protocols t...

Rapid oral HIV test shows great promise according to MUHC-led research

... A convenient, easy to use, and rapid alternative to blood-based HIV testing may become the new standard for field testing according to a new muhc study. The study shows that the oral fluid-based OraQuick HIV1/2 test is 100 per cent accurate and patients?preferred choice. Senior and lead auth...

MUHC announces a transplant first in Quebec

... Doctors at the muhc have announced Quebec's first successful combined ... surgeons and other health care professionals. The muhc conducts the most organ transplants in Quebec and ...were procured from Quebec City at the same time by muhc Drs. Ergina and Paraskevas and because sequential ...
MUHC in Biological Technology

Discovery of a new retinal gene involved in childhood blindness

...ailable in French . Montreal March 2nd, 2009 The team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop which includes Dr. Irma Lopez from the Research Institute of the muhc at the Montreal Children's Hospital played a crucial role in the international collaboration that led to the discovery of a new gene that causes Leber...
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