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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...

Arthritis Drugs Potentially Safe for Expectant Mothers

A new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has revealed that pregnant women with...

Beyond Killing Tuberculosis

Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective...

Extraordinary $15-million gift will create unique powerhouse initiative to fight infections

A $15-million gift from the visionary Montreal-based Doggone Foundation will launch the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and...

Major funding awarded to RI-MUHC scientists for innovative genomics geared to Quebec patients

Pioneering work to advance genomics and precision health treatments at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre...

Low-Income HIV Patients Suffer with Healthcare Access

Quebecers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from...

Like babies, eggs send signals when hungry

In humans and other mammals, the female reproductive cells – the eggs or oocytes – need nourishment in order to grow and remain fertile...

Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts

Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life’s journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often...

Pushing screening of ovarian and endometrial cancers one step further

A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at...

Pancreatic cancer research: personalized approach brings new hope to patients

Few early detection tests, undetectable symptoms, limited treatment options and no known biomarkers that can be used to direct...

Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all in one

Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for...

Amphitheatre of the Research Institute of the MUHC officially named after Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess

On February 7 colleagues, friends, and supporters joined Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess at a dedication ceremony to recognize...

Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater...

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...

Researchers renew the battle against Alzheimer’s

Dr. Lisa Koski's lab at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is one of only three worldwide sites...

MUHC researchers contribute to two of 10 “Discoveries of the year” selected by Québec Science for 2017

Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2017, including two researchers affiliated with the...

RI-MUHC opens dedicated headquarters for outcomes research

Last Thursday, researchers, staff and donors of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) gathered to...

Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims someone’s life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives...

The 2016-2017 RI-MUHC Annual Report is online!

We invite you to view the online version of the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre...

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may...