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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...

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...

Cannabis in Canada: What do we know? What can we expect?

On Nov. 30, some 200 people attended McGill’s academic conference on the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreational...

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...

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms and dads at risk

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting...

Giving rookie dads the online info they really need

Expectant and new parents often turn to the internet for parenting prep, but it turns out that dads often don’t seem to find...

That cup of coffee may not relieve Parkinson’s symptoms

Science has shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than people who never drink it...

RI-MUHC scientist takes HIV self-testing global with HIVSmart!™

It is estimated that 30-40 per cent of people living with HIV do not know their HIV status, which can have a serious effect on the...

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...

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...

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours...
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