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  • When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark.

    When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought heart disease was a men’sonly disease; however, data has shown that postmenopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease and are less likely to be adequately diagnosed and treated...

  • The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Canadians for Health Research will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3647 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec

  • A study published in Nature Neuroscience by Yves De Koninck and Robert Bonin, two researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval and Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (IUSMQ), reveals that it is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity by using a new method that involves rekindling pain, so that it can subsequently be erased. This discovery could lead to...

  • A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health.

    After five years, UOHI researchers now know how one genetic variant works and suspect that it contributes to the development of heart disease through processes that promote chronic inflammation...

  • The discovery of mutations in a single gene in multiple cases of small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcaemic type (SCCOHT) – the most common undifferentiated ovarian cancer to strike women under 40 – is a huge breakthrough. This finding of a team of researchers, led by Dr. William Foulkes at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) are published in ...

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. It is responsible for about 30% of all deaths, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Despite the urgent need for new and effective drugs, it remains extremely difficult to develop anti-cancer therapies in a timely way. Researchers in Ottawa looked at how to leverage current experimental therapies, in different combinations, to speed the fight...

  • Award winner describes how health care data has been denied to researchers

    Montréal May 22, 2014 — Pharmaceutical firms are usually eager to recruit researchers for reviews and trials that will see new products approved for the marketplace, but their enthusiasm for research appears to end at that point. According to some observers in the scientific and medical community...

  • The signal event of 2013 was undoubtedly Patricia Guyda’s retirement as President of CHR, which was marked by a joint reception with the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA), held on June 7 at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. An array of speakers, including Dr. Joe Schwarcz and former Health and Welfare Minister Monique Begin, recounted Pat’s many contributions and the rich...

  • 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...

  • The next Annual General Meeting of Canadians for Health Research will be held at 3647 Peel Street, Room 102, Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

    Please note:

    One of the items on the agenda will be the continuance of CHR under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which includes new general...

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