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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...

Mobile apps offer creative strategies to prevent and treat Hepatitis C virus at scale

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, a clinician-scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Associate Professor...

New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada...

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...

The MUHC Foundation launches a $10-million fundraising campaign for research

More than 150 guests joined the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation to celebrate the achievements of two Montreal...

Kidney graft success - does age and sex matter?

The success of kidney transplant is dependent on the age and sex of both the donor and the recipient, according to research published...

On the genetics trail

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical...

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types...

A prescription with legs!

A study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) shows that physician-delivered step count...

What is high Lipoprotein(a), and should I be concerned?

A team of researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (RI-MUHC) found that elevations in a unusual...

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...

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of...

New marker identified for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Due to its deep anatomical location, tumour-specific symptoms typically occur only...

A race against time to diagnose deadly weight loss in cancer patients

About one third of cancer patients die because of cachexia – an involuntary weight loss, characterized primarily by muscle wasting and metabolic changes, which cannot be addressed or treated solely...

A key to unlocking the mystery of triple negative breast cancer

A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests screening breast cancer patients for the prolactin receptor...

RI-MUHC researchers discover new path to stop the spread of cancer

Investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and the Institute of Cancer Research, London (UK), have discovered...

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal...