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Viral communications hacking boosts Leishmania infections

New study sheds light on viral biology, could lead to efficient vaccines against a tropical disease

Shared genetic marker offers new promise in targeting specific ovarian and lung cancers

Two new papers offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer

A hide-out for viruses in the testicles

RI-MUHC team leads an innovative study using testicular tissue to unlock the secrets of the immune system...

Quebec researchers among recipients of a $34 million grant

Researchers from McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal...

Confronting a killer

Defeating tuberculosis (TB) will require in-depth collaboration, including researchers, medical professionals but also the communities...

Heart & Stroke honours RI-MUHC researcher

On November 14, the Heart and Stroke Foundation honoured three researchers – including two McGill faculty members – with an award...

Innovative biosensor technology reveals secrets of how drugs work

What if we could take advantage of a drug’s benefit without side effects? Stéphane Laporte, PhD is conducting research in his laboratory at the Glen...

RI-MUHC scientist receives Terry Fox funding to study metastatic sarcomas

As Terry Fox approached the city of Thunder Bay in Ontario on Sept. 1, 1980, a strange pain took hold of his chest. The 22-year-old had been...

How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University...

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

A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. Donald Vinh, the RI-MUHC’s so-called...

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University have identified...

Can't sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

Sleep is an essential behavioural state in animals ranging from invertebrates to humans. It is critical for immune function, stable metabolism...

Eva Kaufmann receives award from the German Society for Immunology

Eva Kaufmann, DVM, PhD, a postdoctoral student in the lab of Maziar Divangahi, PhD, at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health...

Scientific breakthrough: promising new target for immunotherapy

Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of...

High-dose flu vaccine improves immune response in rheumatoid arthritis

“People living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk for influenza infection and influenza-related illness,” as Inès Colmegna...

No-Nonsense Approach to Genetic Kidney Disease in Children

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre’s (RI-MUHC) push to treat a rare genetic disease in children...

New means to fight 'un-killable' bacteria in healthcare settings

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant...

Preterm birth: The "Nodal" gene under the microscope

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

Dr. David Rosenblatt to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. David Rosenblatt, Holder, Dodd Q. Chu and Family Chair in Medical Genetics and Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine...

As harmful as dehydration?

We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known...

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