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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bridging research programs: The Centre of Excellence in Translational Immunology
An interview with Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo
Dr. Donald Sheppard is the Royal College’s Mentor of the Year for Region 4
Earlier this fall, Dr. Donald Sheppard, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University’s Faculty...
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...
Eating protein three times a day could make our seniors stronger
Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is...
Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer
Breast cancer cells with defects in the DNA damage repair–genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a mutational signature...
Interview with Dr. Barry Bedell
FACE TO FACE with Dr. Barry Bedell: A multimodal vision for the SAIL Platform
Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy’s team receives new CIHR funding for innovative HIV/AIDS research
Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy and his team from the Research Institute of the MUHC and McGill University on being awarded a...
How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology
Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may have cracked the code to understanding...
Biofilms—the eradication has begun
Have you ever heard of biofilms? They are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes, like bacteria and fungi, in order to...
Interview with Dr. Don Sheppard
Touching down in Frankfurt en route to Beirut to deliver a lecture on human fungal disease, Dr. Don Sheppard willingly makes time to share...
Doctoral student Necola Guerrina: Connecting basic respiratory research with clinical needs
Necola Guerrina is unlikely to become the stereotypical solitary scientist. This doctoral student in pathology has a talent for communication and collaboration...
On the genetics trail
Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical...
New marker and potential therapy for triple negative breast cancer
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive type of breast cancer, found in 15-20% of all cases. These breast tumors are...
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