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‘Tumour biobank’ brings cancer discoveries to bedside
‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to
the bedside more quickly

The tumour biobank is being housed in the Lawson Health Research Institute lab of Dr. Muriel Brackstone, centre, a surgical oncologist with the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in London and a scientist with Lawson. She is ...


Researchers discover novel mechanism involved in key immune response
Researchers discover novel mechanism involved in key
immune response

A team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have identified a novel way that a common virus, called adenovirus, causes disease. In doing so, they have discovered important information on one of the body’s key immune ...

Posted: October 1, 2012|Research|0 comments

Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of cancer cells
Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of
cancer cells

One of the greatest dangers with any type of cancer is its capacity to spread. Through the emerging fields of DNA methylation and epigenetics, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute are exploring new areas of genetics that could stop the ...


Detecting brain dysfunction in infants before permanent damage occurs
Detecting brain dysfunction in infants before permanent
damage occurs

The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified pre-term birth as one of the most important perinatal health problems in industrialized nations. Statistics show it accounts for 75-85 per cent of all perinatal deaths in Canada. Advances in neonatal intensive ...

Posted: June 13, 2012|Pediatrics, Research|0 comments

Virtual exercise class tailored for those with a spinal cord injury
Virtual exercise class tailored for those with a spinal
cord injury

Tucked away in a research lab at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital, an instructor is leading seated aerobics classes for people in Southwestern Ontario with a spinal cord injury (SCI). The instructor is there, but participants are exercising in the comfort ...


Preventing HIV/AIDS one text message at a time
Preventing HIV/AIDS one text message at a time

Mobile technology connects us with the world from anywhere at any time. With the click of a button, we have instant access to endless supplies of information, opinion and interaction. Most of us consider “being connected” a modern convenience. But ...


Research leads to successful health promotion program
Research leads to successful health promotion program

Research has an enormous impact on our communities, leading to innovations in disease management, prevention, and treatment. But rarely does a community have so great an impact on research. Lawson Health Research Institute is pleased to celebrate the launch of ...

Posted: March 15, 2012|Public Health, Research|0 comments

Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame aggressive cancers
Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame
aggressive cancers

When cancers become aggressive and spread they are the most deadly. Unfortunately, little is known about how to stop this development. A new imaging platform developed by Lawson Health Research Institute’s Drs. Ann Chambers and John Lewis is providing insight ...

Posted: January 26, 2012|Featured, Oncology, Research|0 comments

New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous prostate tumors
New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous
prostate tumors

Non-invasive imaging detects prostate cancer earlier than ever before, but can’t accurately distinguish between malignant and benign disease. According to Lawson Health Research Institute’s Drs. John Lewis and Len Luyt, a new molecular imaging probe could be the answer. Ghrelin is ...

Posted: December 14, 2011|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology, Research|0 comments

Lawson Health Research Institute celebrates four new program launches
Lawson Health Research Institute celebrates four new
program launches

London Ontario is now home to a research centre unlike any other in Canada. Officially opened in 2010, the Lindros Legacy Research building, located at London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) University Hospital, is now in full operation as one of ...

Posted: December 5, 2011|Public Health, Research|0 comments

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