Post Tagged with: "Lawson Health Research Institute"
‘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
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 ...
Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of
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
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 ...
Virtual exercise class tailored for those with a spinal
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
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 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 ...
Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame
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 ...
New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous
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 ...
Lawson Health Research Institute celebrates four new
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 ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
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HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
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A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
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Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →