MUHC in the News | December 4, 2018

Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy

Giving your testicles to science

Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy, hematologist and researcher at the RI-MUHC, is leading an innovative research project by studying…testicles because apparently some viruses escape the immune system, by hiding there! His work was featured by science TV program Découverte on Radio-Canada (at 12:22 min).

 

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai,

Can a smart app encourage HIV-self testing in Canada?

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, scientist at the RI-MUHC, was interviewed by Montreal GazetteLa Presse, CJAD 800 AM, CBC radio, CBC TV (9:52 min) and WebCanadian PressJournal Métro about her HIVSmart! self-testing App being evaluated in Montreal, a Canada-first!

 

Professor Rima Slim, 

Molar Pregnancy: Little discussed in Quebec despite its traumatic effects

Professor Rima Slim, geneticist at the RI-MUHC, was interviewed by the Blog of the Huffington Post Québec  about her recent discovery on molar pregnancies.

 

World AIDS Day: HIV patients should not face financial barriers

World AIDS Day: HIV patients should not face financial barriers

Getting people to know their status and keeping patients engaged in care and able to take their medication is crucial, writes the MUHC’s Chronic Viral Ilness Service team in The Montreal Gazette and Le Devoir. There should be no financial barriers to starting and taking these life-saving medications.

 

Terry Mosher and Serge Chapleau

Hilarious fundraiser in Lachine

More than 250 people packed L’Entrepôt Tuesday night for a laugh-out-loud fundraiser with cartoonists Terry Mosher (Montreal Gazette) and Serge Chapleau (La Presse) that raised close to $50,000 for the Lachine Hospital. Read the Metronewspaper article.

 

Dr. George Thanassoulis

Addicted to cholesterol medications

The number of Quebecers taking statins – drugs that reduce cholesterol – has increased by 430% in Quebec over the last 20 years. According to Dr. George Thanassoulis, Director of Genomic and Preventive Cardiology at the MUHC, taking medication does not make up for the importance of good lifestyle habits. Read the Journal de Montréal article (in French).