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Health - 05.12.2022
Seaweed molecules used to improve outcomes for bypass surgery
Researchers use material made from seaweed to modify synthetic blood vessels Researchers are using a natural material derived from seaweed to promote vascular cell growth, prevent blood clots and improve the performance of synthetic vascular grafts used in heart bypass surgery. The new approach, developed and tested at the University of Waterloo, is especially important in cases involving small artificial blood vessels - those less than six millimetres in diameter - which are prone to clots that can develop into full blockages.

Health - Computer Science - 02.12.2022
Solving problems leads to widespread impact
Primary care physicians are sending referrals with a keyhole view of the network of specialists available - at great cost to patients - and RelayMD founders Dhvani Patel and Dr. Ali Qamar are pioneering a way to improve the process.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2022
Incurable neurodegenerative myelin diseases: a hopeful advance
A study shows that Riluzole could be effective in the treatment of certain leukodystrophies, neurodegenerative diseases that attack the myelin in the brain of young children.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Low on time and confidence, less than a quarter of teachers use DPA guideline, finds survey co-authored by Western researchers Children have become less physically active in school, despite teachers recognizing the importance of daily movement.

Health - Campus - 30.11.2022

Chemistry - Health - 28.11.2022

Social Sciences - Health - 28.11.2022
Promoting the well-being of immigrant children
Psycho-education professor Sarah Dufour and her team get a $1.2-million federal grant to evaluate the Espace Parents program, which promotes parenting skills among newcomers to Quebec.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.11.2022
Understanding antimicrobial resistance
City of Kitchener's Carl Zehr Square goes blue for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week By Milana Madzarac School of Pharmacy Unnecessary use and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials are increasing the serious problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.11.2022
Sophisticated genomics could give food crops an edge in the arms race against pathogens
In every farmer's field, there's a war going on between crops and a host of bacterial and fungal invaders that cost the global economy more than $220 billion annually.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2022
Developing AI-based therapies to fix the nervous system
Researcher and UdeM professor Guillaume Lajoie is working on projects that use AI to optimize direct interaction with the nervous system for targeted clinical interventions.

Health - 22.11.2022
Supporting an aging population experiencing homelessness: SFU research
Improving supports for older adults who experience homelessness in three major Canadian cities is the focus of an ongoing study led by Simon Fraser University adjunct professor Sarah Canham. The research builds on a pilot study that documented evidence-based interventions in shelter and housing services that support persons with experiences of homelessness for people aged 50 and older in Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary - cities that have seen a dramatic increase in homelessness among the 50+ age group.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.11.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 17.11.2022
Can a work of art reveal the presence of a neurodegenerative disease?
An international research team is looking for systematic evidence of linkages between changes in art-making and disorders of the central nervous system.

Social Sciences - Health - 17.11.2022

Research Management - Health - 16.11.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 10.11.2022
Suffering in silence: the cost and impact of domestic violence
UdeM professor Carolina Bottari is working to raise awareness about the impact of traumatic brain injury on women who are victims of domestic violence.

Psychology - Health - 09.11.2022
Support for Ukrainian refugees and caregivers of people with dementia
Mental health support for Ukrainian war refugees in Montreal Even though Ukrainian refugees arriving in Montreal have escaped their war-torn country, many still face considerable challenges - not the least of which are mental health issues.

Health - Campus - 08.11.2022
University of Toronto grad and her prof share a research history that spans provinces
University of Toronto grad and her prof share a research history that spans provinces
Julia Rickard was the very first student to join Amy Kirkham 's lab at the University of Toronto - and this week, she became the first student to graduate from it, too.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.11.2022
One in seven billion: First-in-the-world diagnosis a result of incredible teamwork
One in seven billion: First-in-the-world diagnosis a result of incredible teamwork
For the first couple years of his life growing up in Syria, Ebrahim Aldalati was, as he put it, "a regular baby.

Innovation - Health - 07.11.2022

Health - Innovation - 07.11.2022
A new model for innovation? How Elizabeth and Aled Edwards are driving an open science revolution
A new model for innovation? How Elizabeth and Aled Edwards are driving an open science revolution
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, scientists, corporations and governments around the world scrambled to share research data and ideas to advance the understanding of the disease and produce life-saving vaccines and therapies in record time.

Health - Economics / Business - 02.11.2022

Health - Innovation - 01.11.2022
Waterloo startup testing nanotechnology to reach better postoperative patient outcomes
Smart monitoring system is designed to help caregivers identify leaks, bleeds or potential infections early By Etta Di Leo University Relations Growing up, Youssef Helwa was fascinated by his mother's stories about the patients she cared for as a surgeon. Those conversations became the inspiration behind his company, FluidAI.

Health - Event - 01.11.2022

Health - 31.10.2022
Genetic testing is important for women with breast cancer, expert says
For close to two decades Professor  Kelly Metcalfe , a senior scientist at Women's College Research Institute and associate dean of research at the University of Toronto's Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, has explored better treatment paths for women diagnosed with breast cancer - specifically those with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutation.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.10.2022
A new research chair for dementia-causing diseases in children
Thanks to a large donation and the work of UdeM biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky, the Elisa Linton Research Chair in Lysosomal Diseases will help treat Sanfilippo disease and similar genetic syndromes. Thanks to a generous donation by the Sanfilippo Children's Research Foundation and the work of CHU Sainte-Justine biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky , a treatment is now within reach for what are now incurable diseases leading to dementia in children.

Health - 27.10.2022
Percentage of breast cancer survivors in Canada doubles over past 15 years
It was the information she couldn't find that led Amy Kirkham , an assistant professor in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE), to her latest discovery. Asked by the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance to co-author a scientific statement paper in 2020 on the state of women's heart health in Canada, Kirkham - whose research is focused on preventing and treating the risk of heart disease related to breast cancer treatment - needed to know what percentage of the Canadian female population has a history of breast cancer.

Social Sciences - Health - 26.10.2022
Bringing equity-informed practices to homelessness prevention and support
Bringing equity-informed practices to homelessness prevention and support
Collaboration between Western researchers, an Indigenous Youth Council and YOU will support Indigenous youth leaving homelessness A community collaboration led by researchers from Western University'

Health - Career - 26.10.2022
Women healthcare workers faced heightened moral distress during pandemic: study
New research highlights the challenges women healthcare providers (HCPs) experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic which contributed to heightened moral distress, providing insights into ongoing professional burnout. Moral distress is defined as the experience of knowing the ethically right action to take but being systemically constrained from taking that action.

Health - 25.10.2022
Sick queen bees have shriveled ovaries, putting their colonies at risk
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls Queen bees with viral infections have smaller ovaries than their healthy counterparts, a recent UBC study has found, which could threaten the health and financial viability of their colonies.

Health - Campus - 24.10.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 24.10.2022
University of Toronto expands support for trans and nonbinary employees with $10,000 gender affirmation benefit
University of Toronto expands support for trans and nonbinary employees with $10,000 gender affirmation benefit
In what is an important step for the health and well-being of the trans and nonbinary community, the University of Toronto recently adopted gender affirmation care benefits coverage for both non-unionized employees and staff who are members of the United Steelworkers Union.

Innovation - Health - 21.10.2022
Quantum technology for real world impact
Waterloo researchers share health solutions at the Quantum for Health pitch competition By Stephanie Longeway University Relations On October 20, the Transformative Quantum Technologies team hosted a
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