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Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging, McGill researchers say

This release is available in French . Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. Scientists, however, had a variet...

Heart attack patients who stop statin risk death, say McGill researchers

This release is available in French . Patients discontinuing statin medication following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) increase their risk of dying over the next year, say researchers at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Their study was published in a...

Health researchers in McGill network receive $35.5 million in CIHR funding

This release is available in French . The Honourable Tony Clement, federal Minister of Health announced May 7, 2008, funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for 764 health research projects across Canada, totalling more than $298 million. Researchers at McGill Universi...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...ents of medicine and epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at mcgill University in Montreal. "Those include esophageal, colon, stomach, liver, l...cine and Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, mcgill University, Montreal; William J. Blot, Ph.D., professor and associate direc...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

...aloric restriction acts by altering hormone levels rather than by directly starving cancers of energy," Dr. Michael Pollak, a professor of oncology at mcgill University in Montreal, wrote in an accompanying editorial. "In particular, lower levels of insulin are associated with reduced food intake, and this ...

Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

... drinking (i.e. less than daily) and wine consumption did not show the same effects, however. The research was conducted by Dr. Andrea Benedetti of mcgill University, Dr. Marie-Elise Parent of INRS-Institut Armand Frappier and Dr. Jack Siemiatycki of the Universit de Montral. "We looked at the data i...

ASTRO announces 2009 Fellows

...Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Ronald V. Dorn III, M.D., Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, Idaho Carolyn R. Freeman, M.B., B.S., mcgill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada Joseph S. Kong, M.D., Cancer Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur, Texas Jay S. Loeffler, M.D., Massach...

Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

...ger woman, said Eduardo Franco, a professor of epidemiology and oncology at mcgill University in Montreal, who co-authored an accompanying editorial. "When...ty, Atlanta; Eduardo Franco, Dr.P.H., professor, epidemiology and oncology, mcgill University, Montreal; July 29, 2009, BMJ , online ...

David Yap receives Amethyst Award

... Water, Air, & Soil Pollution and Boundary-Layer Meteorology , both published by Springer. After completing a master's degree in meteorology at mcgill University in 1969, Dr. Yap received his Ph.D. in urban climatology from the University of British Columbia in 1973. In his current role as Senior Sc...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

... by researchers at Statistics Canada, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and mcgill University. "It's not surprising that extreme underweight and extreme obesity increase the risk of dying, but it is surprising that carrying a litt...
McGill in Medical Technology

Scottsdale Facility to Be First in U.S. to Showcase True REST Technology

...eprivation (SD) or Sensory Isolation. The use of sensory restriction as an intervention that alters human consciousness actually began in 1951 at the mcgill University Perceptual Isolation Laboratory. Flotation REST involves floating on top of a pool of saltwater - 10 inches of water and 800 pounds ...

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

...ota , the CAT scan from Georgetown, laser cataract surgery from the University of California-Los Angeles ) to better living at home (plexiglass from mcgill University , a Kentucky bluegrass hybrid from Rutgers , and even television's V-Chip from Simon Fraser University ), among others. Founded in t...

FDA Stem Cell Approval Breakthrough Laudable

...tions for every area of modern medicine. He holds a Masters degree in neurophysiology from the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Montreal's mcgill University . http://www.christiandrapeau.com ...

New Insight Into the Controls on a Go-To Enzyme

...aid. "It also gives us information we can use to develop targets for drugs that could either activate or inhibit calpain." Kalle Gehring of mcgill University in Montreal is also an author of this paper. This research was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, the Canadi...

Current Concepts in Clostridium difficile Infection: A Focus on Recurrent Disease

...ness Medical Center, and Chief of Hermann L. Blumgart Internal Medicine, and Vivian G. Loo, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Chief of the Department of Microbiology at mcgill University Health Centre. Healthcare professionals can receive this self-study activity by downloading or ordering online at http://www.rmei.com/CD...

New Research Just Released: Women Can Now Safely Postpone Motherhood Until Time Is Right

...procedure appeared to be as healthy as those conceived normally or by in vitro fertilization (IVF). As reported by the BBC last week, the study from mcgill University in Montreal found specifically that the rate of birth defects among the 200 children conceived using vitrified eggs was 2.5 percent, roughl...

New Data on SEROQUEL XR(TM) in Treatment of Both Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Presented at APA Annual Meeting

... total score from baseline(4) (**) HAM-A remission is defined as HAM-A total score less than or equal to 7.4 References: (1) Weisler R, Joyce M, mcgill L, et al. Extended release Quetiapine fumarate (quetiapine XR) monotherapy for major depressive disorder (MDD): a double-blind, placebo-controlled stu...

Health Canada Approves ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), the First Once-Daily Single Tablet Regimen for HIV

...one in treatment for this disease," said Mark Wainberg, MD, director of the mcgill AIDS Centre and professor of medicine and microbiology at mcgill University. "I commend the companies involved for joining forces to make AT...

Use of Sequenom's MassARRAY System Leads to Significant Scientific Advances in Understanding Cancer, Diabetes and Drug-Resistant Malaria

...wide Association Study Identifies Novel Risk Loci for Type 2 Diabetes," published in the February issue of Nature, the authors, led by scientists from mcgill University and Pasteur Institute, studied the association between type 2 diabetes, environmental factors and a combination of genetic variants, most o...

Repros' Proellex Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Trial in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

...Pain associated with fibroids was assessed using a well validated tool, the mcgill pain score, and various other symptoms associated with fibroids were assess...ine, women on Proellex experienced a statistically significant reduction in mcgill pain scores for both the 25mg and 12.5mg dose. Of the women that experience...
McGill in Medical Definition

Canadian Health Libraries Association

...“To survey local health science library groups across the country; to discover the gaps existing; to locate key personnel.” David S. Crawford from mcgill University was appointed to chair this group and authorised to select its membership. Founding Members The members selected were Dick Fre...
McGill in Medical Dictionary

Osler

...e of medicine, contributed Shop for a The Quotable Osler (reissue) (paperback) and other Paperback items from Target.com. Osler Library at mcgill University ... Text and images from some Osler sites are included as part of the Firestone IT3 ... Walt Whitman and Sir William Osler ... Osl...
McGill in Biological News

2 McGill researchers garner prestigious NSERC Steacie Fellowships

This release is available in French . Two McGill researchers have been named as 2009 recipients of E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships. Dr. Andrew P. Hendry an associate professor with McGill's Department of Biology and the Redpath Museum, and Dr. Karim Nader, an associate professor and Wi...

Peptides-on-demand: McGill researcher's radical new green chemistry makes the impossible possible

This release is available in French . McGill University chemistry professor Chao-Jun (C.J.) Li is known as one of the world leading pioneers in green chemistry, an entirely new approach to the science which eschews the use of toxic, petrochemical-based solvents in favour of basic substanc...

Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging

This release is available in French . For more than 40 years, the prevailing explanation of why we get old has been tied to what is called oxidative stress. This theory postulates that when molecules like free radicals, oxygen ions and peroxides build up in cells, they overwhelm the cells'...

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 year-old hunt for the cause of an incredibly rare genetic disorder called, cbl...

Key to 'curing' obesity may lie in worms that destroy their own fat: McGill researchers

This release is available in French . A previously unknown mutation discovered in a common roundworm holds the promise of new treatments for obesity in humans, McGill University researchers say. Their study was published Dec. 3 in the journal Nature , and was funded by the Canadian Cance...

Tiny genetic differences have huge consequences: McGill researchers

This release is available in French . A study led by McGill University researchers has demonstrated that small differences between individuals at the DNA level can lead to dramatic differences in the way genes produce proteins. These, in turn, are responsible for the vast array of differenc...

Type 1 diabetes triggered by 'lazy' regulatory T-cells: McGill researchers

This release is also available in French . A research team led by Dr. Ciriaco A. Piccirillo of McGill Universitys Department of Microbiology and Immunology has discovered that in some individuals, the specialized immunoregulatory T-cells that regulate the bodys autoimmune reactions may los...

12 McGill researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

Twelve McGill University researchers exploring issues from green chemistry to biochemical pharmacology to international security and ethnic conflict are among the 62 newly appointed Canada Research Chairs announced September 10 by the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State (Small Business a...

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...

New McGill research shows mice capable of empathy

A new study by McGill University Professor of Psychology Dr. Jeffrey Mogil shows that the capacity for empathy, previously suspected but unproven even among higher primates, is also evident in lower mammals. In research published online June 29 in the journal Science, Professor Mogil, graduate st...
McGill in Biological Technology

2009: Immunotec announces important clinical research initiative: New study to be launched with the goal of improving the quality of the aging process

... people. The IRCM is an independent institution, affiliated with the Universite de Montreal and has built, over the years, a close collaboration with mcgill University . The IRCM Outpatient Clinic is now associated with the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal). ...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Lower Recurrence Rates for Fidaxomicin Versus Vancocin(R) in Subgroup Analyses from Its Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of CDI

...ses, Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Unit at Jewish General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at mcgill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Additional analyses from this study will be presented at medical conferences throughout the year. ...

Resonant Medical Expands Sales Organization with Appointment of Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

...dical (Montreal, Canada) develops, manufactures and commercializes 3D ultrasound image-guided adaptive radiotherapy products. Originally developed at mcgill University Health Center, Resonant's technologies are available in more than 50 cancer centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe, helping cancer centers...

DOR BioPharma Appoints Gregg Lapointe, CPA, MBA, to its Board of Directors

...s career at Price Waterhouse. He received his BA in Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal , Canada, a graduate diploma in accountancy from mcgill University and his MBA from Duke University . He is also a CPA in the state of Illinois and a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Lapointe...

Calvert Labs Announces the Hiring of Terry Ladd

...d experience to the table to help clients attain their goals in drug development in a timely and proper manner. In addition to earning an MBA from mcgill University and an MA from the University of Sherbrooke, Mr. Ladd's well-rounded background includes experience managing the sales, marketing, business...

Clarus Ventures Names Two New Partners

...rings. Before this, Requadt was a law clerk for a senior judge at the Supreme Court of Canada. Requadt holds a B.Com (Economics & Finance) from mcgill University , a J.D. from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School , where he was a Baker Scholar. "In addition to ...

GeneNews appoints Canadian Colorectal Cancer Advisory Board

...he Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) and a survivor of metastatic colorectal cancer that was diagnosed in 1995. Mr. Stein graduated from mcgill University faculties of Business Management and Law and he has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 1981. About GeneNews GeneNe...

It's a Bug's Life, as Flawless Photo of Wasp Wins Worldwide Olympus BioScapes Competition : Winning Sure Doesn't Sting - Olympus BioScapes 2008 Competition

...pe and camera equipment. This year's BioScapes judges included Claire M. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the Life Sciences Complex Imaging Facility at mcgill University in Montreal, Canada; Douglas Murphy, Ph.D., Director of the Light Microscopy Facility at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm...

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'

... This press release is available in French . mcgill University researchers have discovered a new state of matter, a quasi-three- dimensional electron crystal, in a material very much like those used in ...

ApoA-I Data Presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress

...tion to this presentation, other important data relating to RVX-208 from Resverlogix's extensive data portfolio was presented by Dr. Jacques Genest of mcgill University and Dr. Stephen Nicholls of the Cleveland Clinic, at the same conference. "Over the past year, the scientific community has pushed to the...
McGill in Biological Definition

Stem cell

...other is called transdifferentiation . In fact, useful sources of adult stem cells are being found in organs all over the body. Researchers at mcgill University in Montreal have extracted stem cells from skin that are able to differentiate into many types of tissue, including neurons , smooth ...
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