Sharing the stories of health research and innovation advancements
Here we profile some of the excellent research and innovation initiatives being undertaken by Research Canada’s Members.
Health research and innovation support the development and enhancement of health products and services, save lives and ease suffering. They also create employment and economic opportunities for our country and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our health care system.
Heart & Stroke Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a “silent stroke.”
A new study provides evidence on the tumor-promoting role of a microRNA, critical in controlling the expression of genes in biology; and the tumor-inhibiting potential of a gene in the deadliest form of ovarian cancer. These molecules could be used as potential markers or therapeutic targets, which could save lives.
Strategies to prevent or catch cancer early need to be delivered equally and respectfully to Indigenous communities in Ontario: researchers Alethea Kewayosh, director of the Indigenous Cancer Control Unit at Cancer Care Ontario In February 2019, Alethea Kewayosh, director of the Indigenous Cancer Control Unit at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), attended a conference of Indigenous…
Addressing the opioid issue is complex, and requires multiple strategies, but an important component is more judicious prescribing in the acute pain setting. In London, Ontario, two hospitals joined forces to tackle this issue by creating an Opioid Stewardship Council that has initiated several key strategies intended to change prescribing behaviour within both organizations.
Long lags in the testing of street drugs and the heightened risk of overdoses and deaths among users exposed to tainted drugs amid North America’s unprecedented opioid crisis are the target of a groundbreaking partnership between researchers at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa that is piloting the use of a portable mass spectrometer to test drug samples at an Ottawa supervised injection site.
Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir, an early-career scientist, is tackling two major threats to women's health – breast cancer and cardiovascular disease – at their intersection through his unique cardio-oncology research.
Kingston Health Sciences Centre | Queen's University
Canada's first graduate program in translational medicine leverages Kingston’s uniquely intertwined university-hospital environment, integrating basic research skills with clinical experience – including interactions with patients – into the learning model.
BioCanRx Cancer Stakeholder Alliance Learning Institute
Initiatives like the Learning Institute are creating a paradigm shift for today’s trainees, giving them experiences that will stay with them as they move up to become the new generation of health researchers.