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

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the...

Champion of the 2017 AmorChem KNOCK OUT event: Team Braverman!

The competition for research funding is fierce, especially if your field is rare diseases and the source is industry. Five research teams from...

Dr. Barry Pless among those honoured by Governor General

As is the New Year custom, on December 29, Governor General Julie Payette (BEng’86) announced the 125 newest appointments...

Dr. Nada Jabado appointed to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Earlier this week, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the appointment of six leading researchers to the...

Unprecedented Canada-wide movement to improve pediatric cancer treatment

In Canada, cancer remains the leading cause of illness-related death in children. In an effort to accelerate research breakthroughs...

Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema

Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54% lower risk of eczema at...

Preventing autism by treating inflammation during pregnancy

Congratulations to doctoral student Marie-Julie Allard (supervisor: Dr. Guillaume Sébire), whose work on...

Research trainees, enter the CFI’s #IAmInnovation Twitter contest to win!

Calling all students and post-docs — between October 2 and December 1, 2017, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wants to hear how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped you and...

Viagra could help babies deprived of oxygen during childbirth

"We had nothing to lose, but so much to gain," were the first thoughts of Aleyda Jimenez and Michel Lévesque when they decided to let...

Joint Summer Student Research Day: A new part of the summer culture

For students eager to spend a few months in a leading research laboratory and conduct a hands-on project, summer is the time to try it...