Tramadol and risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be...
December 9, 2014

Oral cancer-causing HPV may spread through oral and genital routes

McGill study helps identify those most at risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV)   Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among...
November 12, 2014

World experts join forces on rare genetic disease

Scientists shed light on ARSACS a genetic disease affecting Quebecers in regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean  MONTREAL: Recent advances in understanding a...
November 12, 2014

Autism spectrum disorders share common molecular causes

Overlapping features across different genetic disorders related to autism may lead to similar therapeutic approaches Neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism...
October 9, 2014

DNA signature found in ice storm babies

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring  The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity...
September 29, 2014

The “hidden injury” in sports

MUHC research sheds light on concussions MONTREAL, September 15, 2014 – Star receiver Charles-Antoine Sinotte suffered a concussion during his last home game...
September 15, 2014

Improving outcome after spinal cord injury

Increased levels of a molecule called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and increased accumulation of iron in immune cells called macrophages in the injured...
September 8, 2014

Research reveals new data on risk factor of genetic mutation for breast cancer

Women who carry a mutation to the PALB2 gene show a 35% risk of developing breast cancer by the age of 70, according...
August 7, 2014

New DNA analysis technique promises speedier diagnosis

Cancer and pre-natal problem diagnoses hastened by breakthrough DNA analysis technique developed at McGill Researchers from McGill University and the Génome Québec Innovation...
August 6, 2014

Drug researchers turn to crowdfunding as ‘lean times call for creative measures’

As part of a larger story on researchers using crowdfunding for medical research appearing in the National Post, Dmitri Khartidi, a doctoral student in...
July 31, 2014

New hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease A genetic variant conveys significant protection

Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a...
July 21, 2014

Timing is everything: Scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires...
May 27, 2014