Latest McGill University Health Centre Stories

2014-07-07 10:11:17

McGill University Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell...

2014-04-11 08:24:46

Project to improve patient privacy, security and quality standards at MUHC hospitals MONTREAL, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A new program aimed at improving patient safety and quality care has been launched at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) hospitals. The program, which is being conducted in collaboration with Vendorlink.ca, is the first of its kind in a large academic Quebec hospital. The initiative will ensure that all vendors are credentialed, meeting MUHC patient...

2014-03-03 23:01:56

The University Hospital in Columbia, MO, operated by The Missouri University Health Care System, selected Scranton Products' Tufftec Lockers for 700 new lockers throughout the $190 million new patient care tower. Scranton, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The University Hospital in Columbia, MO, which operates under The Missouri University Health Care System (MUHC), recently opened a new $190 million patient care tower, which serves thousands of cancer patients annually. A key component in...

Couples Can Work Together To Reduce Risk Of Developing Diabetes
2014-01-24 15:13:00

McGill University Health Centre This news release is available in French. Living in a household implies sharing duties and responsibilities, but it could also imply sharing your diabetes. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has shown, through combined analyses of several studies, evidence that spousal diabetes is a diabetes risk factor. These findings, published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine, have important clinical implications since they can...

Treatment Target For Public Health Risk Parasite Identified
2013-11-27 10:34:50

McGill University Health Centre In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the county's history. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with an incredible resilience to water decontamination techniques, such as chlorination, led the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United Sates to add C. parvum to...

2013-10-30 15:48:59

Diagnosing colorectal cancer (CRC) is complex; it relies on significant invasive tests and subjective evaluations. This process may soon become much easier thanks to a medical breakthrough by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The researchers have identified genetic changes in the colon lining, or mucosa, in colorectal cancer patients that could be used as biomarkers of the disease. That will allow doctors to diagnose patients earlier, more...

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