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We are proud to celebrate the scientific achievements of our researchers and trainees in publications, grant competitions, honors and awards, and appointments, as well as in the mainstream press.

Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

A study reveals a rise in the number of children presenting a life-threatening complication at diagnosis.

The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

Canadian researchers identify earliest traces of brain cancer long before the disease becomes symptomatic

A medical puzzle solved

With colleagues from the RI-MUHC and McGill University, Dr. Nada Jabado discovered a rare genetic mutation in a pair of patients who are brother and sister.

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves

Increase in children and teens seen in ERs for suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts

Lead study author and RI-MUHC researcher Brett Burstein reports an alarming rise in suicidal behaviour over the last decade

Bartha Knoppers awarded 2019 Friesen Prize

Bartha Knoppers has been awarded the 2019 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

From Patient to Pipette: Unlocking the Insights of Rare Diseases

No diseases are irrelevant, clinician-scientist Donald Vinh explains

International team of scientists detect cause of rare pediatric brain disorder

RI-MUHC pediatric researcher joins efforts with scientists from the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to discover new mutation

Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications

Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments have a slightly higher risk of a complication according to a new study

Shared genetic marker offers new promise in targeting specific ovarian and lung cancers

Two new papers offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer

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