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  • CHR remains in the midst of a major administrative transition as the management of the office is being prepared for outsourcing to the Toronto-based firm Absolute Events. This move is expected to be a cost-effective approach to maintaining internal operations,
    while not in any way altering the organization’s familiar presence and activities for its donors and the public. Absolute Events...

  • Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.

    Using genetic analysis, the team of researchers found rare...

  • Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting active cancerous tumour cells. This way of injecting medication ensures optimal targeting of...

  • Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis — a condition leading to heart failure, for which there is currently no treatment.

    The collaborative study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and published in PLOS One, examined the molecular mechanisms that lead...

  • An age-related drop in body temperature may aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), suggests a study by Université de Laval researchers. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using transgenic mice, researchers believe that the
    findings are convincing enough to warrant further investigation in humans.

    “We know that the incidence of Alzheimer’s is low before...

  • Stem cells were but a glint in the medical community’s eye in 1988 when rap pioneers Public Enemy released their hit song Don’t Believe the Hype.

    In the intervening years, the wonder of stem cell research has come to dominate headlines, and for good reason – the potential medical applications are almost limitless. The song, on the other hand, has become ever more prophetic in a...

  • Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it. These findings could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.

    The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them....

  • The 2016 Sanofi Pasteur Medal of Excellence in Health Research Journalism was awarded in June as part of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association, which was held at the University of Guelph in Guelph, ON.

    Although this year’s winner, Quebec Science writer Marine Corniou, could not attend, CHR board chair Tim Lougheed described her accomplishment for the...

  • A pan-Canadian study, led by scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), suggests that gender* roles rather than sex is associated with the risk of recurrence of cardiovascular events in adults. The results of this innovative research are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

    “Our study suggests...

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