Research Highlights

 

 
New funding to strengthen proteomics research
New funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC will enhance efforts to translate research into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Canadian Brain Bank Network to advance Alzheimer research
The Government of Canada announced a grant of $1,065,000 over five years to establish a Canadian brain bank network that will be linked to the international Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiativ...

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Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression
A new study concludes that researchers commonly over-estimate the prevalence of depression by using self-report screening tools not meant to diagnose depression.

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Andréa LeBlanc awarded Senate 150th Anniversary Medal
Dr. LeBlanc is internationally recognized for her pioneering research into Alzheimer disease.

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Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis represents “significant breakthrough,” according to clinician-scientist at the Lady Davis Institute
The results of a large-scale multi-centre international phase 3 clinical trial shows that an innovative drug combination can significantly lower the risk of fracture among high risk patients with osteoporo...

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Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis
The largest clinical trial ever to test the effects of so-called clot busting drugs and medical devices concludes that such treatments do not prevent the long-term complication of post-thrombotic syndrome.

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First annual symposium honours the legacy of Mark Wainberg
The first annual Symposium on Emerging and Complex Infectious Diseases, co-hosted by the Lady Davis Institute, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital, and McGill University’s ...

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Hypertension During Pregnancy May Affect Women’s Long-Term Cardiovascular Health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

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Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Brent Richards, Associate Pr...

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