Latest McGill University Health Center Stories

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.