McGill University

Octogenarians can be good candidates for heart surgery

Patients 80 years and older who are in overall good health are perfectly able to withstand open-heart surgery, according to the latest study of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His findings ...

Oct 28, 2008
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Researchers discover baldness gene: 1 in 7 men at risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University, King's College London and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. have identified two genetic variants in caucasians that together produce an astounding sevenfold increase the risk of male ...

Oct 12, 2008
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Personalized immunotherapy to fight HIV/AIDS

For a long time, the main obstacle to creating an AIDS vaccine has been the high genetic variability of the HIV virus. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy and his team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre ...

Aug 15, 2008
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Researchers discover cell's 'quality control' mechanism

Researchers in Japan and Canada have discovered a key component of the quality control mechanism that operates inside human cells – sometimes too well. The breakthrough has significant implications for the development of ...

Jul 29, 2008
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