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Researchers Find Way to Better Use Current Drugs to Target Cancer

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Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed.

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Heart, canadian first, Heart Failure, heart implant device, Treatment, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, University Health Network

First-in-Canada Implant of Novel Sensor Device for Heart Failure Patients

In a Canadian first, a medical team has implanted a wireless device inside a heart failure patient, permitting clinicians to monitor the patient’s cardiovascular status – virtually and in real-time – and proactively adjust treatment to prevent costly, potentially unnecessary hospitalization.

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Robots, Health Research, Ryerson, McMaster, hitchBOT, Patient, Communication

Hitchbot Creators at Ryerson and McMaster to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots Can Help Patients

McMaster and Ryerson universities are launching the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care.

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International Team Set to Evaluate New Advances in Hemophilia Treatment

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CoreHEM Project, is a multi-stakeholder partnership which will establish a core set of outcome measurements to be used to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of gene therapies in hemophilia.

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Ecology, Budworm, Forestry, Canada, University of Montreal, Boreal Forest, forest fire, Defoliation, Logging, DDT, BT, spatial model, Migratory Behavior, Genetics

Like a Moth to a Flame

In the last decade, 7 million hectares of boreal forest in Eastern Canada have been destroyed by the voracious insect known as the spruce budworm. And the outbreak is heading south again this spring, leaving devastation and fires in its wake.

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Hemodialysis, Kidney, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Blood, arteriovenous fistula (AVF) , Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

New Magnet Technology Creates Easy Blood Access for Hemodialysis Patients

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A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis, is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

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The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change.

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Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, seal oil , Nerve Regeneration, corneal nerve fibre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

Research Suggests Seal Oil Could Help People with Type 1 Diabetes

A research team at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre in Toronto has published a paper that suggests seal oil has the potential to help promote nerve regeneration in patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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Musical Mystery: Researchers Examine Science Behind Performer Movements

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Researchers at McMaster are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another’s moves without saying a word. The findings are important because a clearer appreciation of how musicians silently work together—across tempo changes, phrasing and musical dynamics—will improve our understanding of nonverbal communication. That could lead to better techniques to reach those with conditions such as autism or dementia, say researchers.

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Star Trek, Physics, Creativity, Inspiration, Science, film

Live Webcast to Boldly Go Where Science Meets Sci-Fi

In a live webcast from Perimeter Institute on June 14, a panel of scientists and creative minds will discuss the influence of science fiction, particularly Star Trek, on their fields, and the role of creativity and imagination in their work.







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