Research Highlights

 

 
LDI joins Sosido Network
The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) is pleased to announce it has joined the Sosido Network, a global online knowledge-sharing platform that helps disseminate research contributions to th...

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Altered states of consciousness: Implications for assessment and treatment of mental health problems
The 16th annual Jewish General Hospital Psychiatry Research Department's Research Day was held virtually on April 1, 2022.

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The Saltikva Study
Despite advancements, existing cancer treatment options are still limited, particularly for difficult-to-treat cancers such as pancreatic cancer, which is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. The need for...

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Dr. Susan Kahn renewed as Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Venous Thromboembolism
Lady Davis Institute Senior Investigator Dr. Susan R. Kahn is among the nine new and eight renewed Canada Research Chairs granted to McGill University by the Federal Government on January 12, 2022.

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Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified
An international metastudy conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital in Canada and VA Boston Healthcare System in the U.S. has ide...

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Rod McInnes promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada
On December 29, 2021, Governor General Mary Simon promoted Roderick McInnes to Officer of the Order of Canada for his extraordinary contribution to the nation.

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CAR-T approach boosts the immune response of T lymphocytes to COVID-19
Novel approach may provide longer-term immunity against COVID and new variants, as well as a useful alternative for patients who respond poorly to conventional vaccines

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JAMA and BMJ publish new reporting guidelines for observational studies in epidemiology using Mendelian randomization
New set of rules is designed to improve reporting of these studies, facilitating their evaluation and enhancing the interpretation of their results

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin Named Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association
Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Distinguished James McGill Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine at McGill University, Physician-in-Chief in the Department of Medicine at the Jewish General...

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Suicide prevention takes centre stage in special issue of Preventive Medicine guest edited by Dr. Melissa Henry
75 scientists, clinicians and public health experts weigh in on the scientific evidence for effective strategies to avert the tragedy of suicide to victims, their families, and communities.

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