Health and Lifestyle

Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Published: 6Apr2017

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this...

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Published: 23Mar2017

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most...

Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart

Published: 27Feb2017

The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  ...

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

Published: 16Feb2017

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry....

Breakthrough in MS treatment

Published: 9Jan2017

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary...

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

Published: 8Dec2016

Lottery tickets may be fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally,...

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Published: 22Nov2016

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. Research led by Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, head...

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

Published: 17Nov2016

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from...

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