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  • An international team of researchers from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal has reported, in a paper published in Nature Communications, the design and synthesis of a nanoscale molecular slingshot made of DNA that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair.

    This molecular slingshot could “shoot” and deliver drugs at precise locations in...

    2017
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Summer 2017
  • Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.

    A new study led by researchers at Université de Montréal, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh has found that metformin improves social, behavioural and...

    2017
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Summer 2017
  • A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that may cause 15% of adult alcohol- and tobaccolinked throat cancers. The researchers are hopeful that the discovery, a first in the field of epigenetics, will blaze a path to the development of new, targeted, more effective treatments over the next few years...

    2017
    Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2017