Shedding light on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy

In Focus

The causes of cerebral palsy are varied – birth asphyxia, stroke, infections in the developing brain of infants or head trauma – but they are not always known. A team of researchers from the RI-MUHC and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have just added a piece to the puzzle by putting forward the theory of genetic cause.

Popular test for antibiotics allergies are useless, say researchers

Research

Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The findings determined that oral provocation or challenge test, with appropriate follow up, was a more efficient and safer screening method for diagnosing non-life threatening reactions to amoxicillin in children.

MUHC researchers members of cancer Dream Team

Research

A pan-Canadian team of researchers receive $11.7 million from Stand Up To Cancer Canada, Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

Children score, P.K. gets big assist

Headline News

Earlier today, P.K. Subban, the Montreal Canadiens’ All-Star defenseman, made the biggest philanthropic commitment by a sports figure in Canadian history when he donated a minimum of $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Mission accomplished: Children’s moves to Glen

Other News

Following on the heels of the April 26 transfer of the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital successfully moved 66 young patients to the Glen site yesterday in a well-orchestrated operation. The move took just under four hours.