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Development of a promising new cholesterol drugs (Research team of NABIL G. SEIDAH (IRCM))

January 18th, 2018

A new class of miracle drugs is breaking into cardiology. PCSK9 inhibitors work wonders for lowering cholesterol levels. Thousands of Quebeckers suffering from familial hypercholesterolemia may finally reduce their risk of dying from a heart attack to an acceptable level. Here are some links of public publications (some in French!) for the research team of […]

Jacques J.G. Genest, a pioneer of clinical research in Quebec, passed away on January 5th at the age of 98

January 11th, 2018

It’s hard not to mention the death of Dr. Jacques J.G. Genest (father). Founder of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Dr. Genest also created the first bioethics center in Canada while making major scientific discoveries that helped cure hypertension. Here are some web links to remember his career (only available in french): http://cdnmedhall.org/fr/inductees/dr-jacques-genest http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/517180/le-dr-jacques-genest-un-pionnier-de-la-recherche-clinique-au-quebec-n-est-plus […]

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The Research Network on cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity aims to develop research excellence in these areas, to transmit knowledge and to develop the knowledge to promote the quality of life of Quebecers and Quebecers.