Seven McGill University-led research projects aimed at improving the health of Canadians received a significant boost today from the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program, an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). A total of $3,752,779 will be allocated to the seven projects over 3 years.

The McGill projects range from research into the problem of infections acquired in hospitals to the use of nanotechnology in the treatment of melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer. Other projects include looking at new ways to grow artificial skin and cartilage and the development of “McSleepy,” the first completely automated anesthesia-delivery system.

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