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Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
Aug 3, 2015
Wider use of genetic testing in children with CP should be considered Dr. Michael Shevell (study co-author) and Dr. Maryam Oskoui ...

RI-MUHC researchers awarded CIHR funding for high-impact programs
Jul 28, 2015
15 of its members have been awarded inaugural Foundation grants by the CIHR The Research Institute of the McGill University ...

A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies
Jul 8, 2015
Montreal researchers discover a new crucial gene associated with these orphan diseases Dr. Geneviève Bernard, Child Health ...

Canada's largest study ever on aging reaches recruitment goal of 50,000 participants
Jun 30, 2015
Congratulations and thanks to our scientists and participants involved in this groundbreaking research The Canadian Longitudinal ...

Two RI-MUHC recipients set out to make new discoveries in prostate cancer research
Jun 25, 2015
RI-MUHC team receives a $200, 000 grant awarded by the Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada Fourteen forward-thinking ...

Neuro team caring for ALS patients shows compassion and true grit
Jun 19, 2015
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's ...

Is phthalate alternative really safe?
Jun 16, 2015
New MUHC research warns DINCH plasticizer may need further safety evaluation A commonly used plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found ...

Sometimes it's a matter of genes
Jun 11, 2015
All women with ovarian cancer should have access to genetic testing Esther Hockenstein's life story is all about resilience.

Which artificial pancreas system is the best for children with type 1 diabetes?
Jun 10, 2015
A Montreal research team conducts the first paediatric study comparing three treatment alternatives A Montréal research team ...

Two innovations grants awarded to RI-MUHC research leaders
May 29, 2015
Awarded major grants to advance their innovative work in the areas of cancer therapy and brain injuries respectively. The Research ...

Focus on the brain: RI-MUHC researchers address unmet needs in neurosciences
May 27, 2015
RI-MUHC team awarded close to $1.5 million to develop a glutamate biosensor platform for brain diseases In the human brain and retina ...

Educating the immune system to prevent allergies
May 13, 2015
MUHC research team designs a potential vaccine against allergic airways disease With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have ...

World first: Launch of Quebec registry for users of medical cannabis
May 11, 2015
MUHC researcher heads one of the largest studies ever conducted on medical cannabis The Research Institute of the McGill University ...

The MUHC and RI-MUHC chosen as two of Canada's Top Employers for Young People in 2015
May 6, 2015
This award recognizes the institution's commitment to nurturing and building the next generation of healthcare and research professionals.

Quebec researchers and international collaborators identify a new breast cancer gene
Apr 27, 2015
This discovery could have future implications in preventing the development of breast cancer in some families. A Quebec research ...

Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease
Apr 15, 2015
It is estimated that this year in Canada, 2,600 women will be newly diagnosed with this disease. The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a ...

Tango dancing could benefit Parkinson's disease patients
Apr 13, 2015
New study puts 40 patients through 12-week course Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain ...

Breast cancer: $4.5 million for nine homegrown researchers
Apr 7, 2015
Two RI-MUHC researchers awarded The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation announced this week a $4.5 million investment for nine homegrown ...

April - Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
Apr 2, 2015
Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson's disease. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill ...

Using patients' own cells to accelerate research into neurological disease
Mar 31, 2015
$1 M gift from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom launches translational research into neurological disease A patient's very own skin ...

DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit
Mar 24, 2015
Study results prompt Government of Nunavut to fund TB test's continued use Tuberculosis continues to be a significant public ...

World Tuberculosis Day 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Time to turn neglect into action Marcel A. Behr, MD, MSc Director of the McGill International TB Centre Microbiologist-in-Chief ...

World TB DAY 2015: Spread the word!
Mar 24, 2015
Our researchers, PhD students and healthcare professionals tell us why we should care. Today, March 24 2015 is World TB Day. In spite of what ...

Finding a new test for children with concussions
Mar 17, 2015
Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youths Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and ...