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2009-10-07 08:28:37

Researchers at MUHC/McGill uncover key role played by a molecule in the process of infection used by the parasite that causes leishmania Leishmania is a deadly parasitic disease that affects over 12 million people worldwide, with more than 2 million new cases reported every year. Until recently, scientists were unsure exactly how the parasite survives inside human cells. That mystery has now been solved according to a new study published in Science Signaling by a team led by Dr. Martin...

2009-09-30 08:14:43

Researchers at MUHC/McGill and colleagues at UCSF have evaluated the effectiveness of HIV treatment in patients who enter and leave prison HIV/Aids is up to five times more prevalent in American prisons than in the general population. Adherence to treatment programs can be strictly monitored in prison. However, once prisoners are released, medical monitoring becomes problematic. A new study by Dr. Nitika Pant Pai "“ an Assistant professor of Medicine and a medical scientist at the...

2009-09-15 08:06:23

Tuberculosis is a global threat that affects more than 10 million people each year. Working with colleagues in the United States and France, Dr. Dick Menzies of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has placed current tuberculosis treatment guidelines under the microscope in a new study. The team's conclusions, published today in two separate articles in the journal PLoS Medicine, recommend that the World Health Organization (WHO) must review and adjust its...

2009-09-01 16:24:18

 Patients suffering from two serious autoimmune disorders which cause muscular inflammation are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, says a group of Montreal researchers. Dr. Christian A. Pineau and his team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have linked muscular inflammation to increased cardiovascular risk for the first time. Their results were published recently in The Journal of Rheumatology.Polymyositis (PM) and...

2009-03-04 11:53:52

Canadian scientists using interferon gamma say they've discovered a new pathway that controls bone remodeling. The McGill University Health Center researchers said interferon gamma is a hormone that holds great promise in repairing bones affected by osteoporosis. The scientists said tweaking a certain group of multi-potent stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells with interferon gamma may promote bone growth. We have identified a new pathway, centered on (interferon) gamma, that controls the...

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2008-05-14 12:55:49

Leaving infants less that one month old in a sitting position for a long period of time may place them at an increased risk for sudden infant death, according to Dr. Aurore Cote.Deaths among infants in a sitting position accounted for about 3 percent of the infant deaths reviewed as part of a study by Cote, from McGill University Health Center, and colleagues."Caution should be used when placing younger infants in car seats and similar sitting devices, whether the infants have been born...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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