Faculty of Medicine

Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

Published: 14May2019

Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk. For her parents, this...

Advancing genomic medicine for next generation therapies

Published: 17Apr2019

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, this morning announced a new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine: Genes to Drug Targets for Next-Generation Therapies

Canadian researchers and international collaborators seek to improve the care of people living with dementia and their families

Published: 14Mar2019

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a disorienting experience for the person diagnosed and their families. A diagnosis often leaves the person and their families searching for information and...

Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy selected as 2019 Sloan Research Fellow 

Published: 28Feb2019

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Cell Information Systems group at McGill’s Life Sciences Complex, Dr. Arjun...

A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis

Published: 3Jan2019

A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with...

Safe cannabis pain relief without the “high”

Published: 25Oct2018

In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have delivered encouraging news for chronic...

Do we trust people who speak with an accent?

Published: 19Sep2018

You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone’s dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage. A couple of people on the street chime in, each sending you in opposite directions....

New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

Published: 30Aug2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially...

Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better

Published: 2Aug2018

Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer...

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