Two sisters, two cancers, treated at the MUHC
Two sisters, two cancers, treated at the MUHC

A father supports his two daughters, who have been diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. CTV News reporter Christine Long met the family, whose youngest sister was recently operated on by surgeon Ahmed Aoude at the Montreal General Hospital.

Gametogenesis could improve fertility treatments
Gametogenesis could improve fertility treatments

According to an article published in the journal Nature, a new technology could make it possible to produce eggs and sperm from adult skin cells. Biologist Hugh Clarke, PhD, senior scientist at the RI-MUHC and an expert in human reproduction, comments on the feat in an article for La Presse.

Progress on ALS
Progress on ALS

Dr. Angela Genge, who heads the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis program at The Neuro, talks about the increase in cases and the therapeutic advances made in recent years. La Presse

First-of-their-kind wearables capture body sounds to continuously monitor health
First-of-their-kind wearables capture body sounds to continuously monitor health

During even the most routine visits, physicians listen to sounds inside their patients’ bodies — air moving in and out of the lungs, heart beats and even digested food progressing through the long gastrointestinal tract. These sounds provide valuable information about a person’s health. And when these sounds subtly change or downright stop, it can signal a serious problem that warrants time-sensitive intervention.

Researchers, including Dr. Wissam Shalish, a neonatologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, are introducing new soft, miniaturized wearable devices that go well beyond episodic measurements obtained during occasional doctor exams. Softly adhered to the skin, the devices continuously track these subtle sounds simultaneously and wirelessly at multiple locations across nearly any region of the body. La Presse Canadienne