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Police can see adequately to do their work after eye surgery: UW study
University of Waterloo | November 16, 2006
Police officers and recruits who have undergone eye surgery can on average see adequately enough to do the work that's expected of them, a University of Waterloo optometry study has concluded....[continue]

Thyroid cancer discovery points to new treatments, prevention
Queen's University | November 15, 2006
The actions of a mutated protein in cells linked to thyroid cancer have been uncovered by researchers at Queen’s University....[continue]

Two York profs receive Early Researcher Awards
York University | November 9, 2006
York University professors Denise Henriques and Stephen Wright have been awarded funding under the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Award program for their work in two important fields: the brain’s use of sensory information to control action, and genome research related to Canadian plants....[continue]

Nine uOttawa scientists receive Early Researcher Award
University of Ottawa | November 7, 2006
Nine researchers at the University of Ottawa have received an Early Research Award, formerly the Premier’s Research Excellence Awards....[continue]

U of T researcher designs new thumb arthritis therapyLess restrictive splint offers pain relief and an alternative to surgery
University of Toronto | October 25, 2006
People with thumb arthritis who are not ready for surgery no longer have to simply live with their pain, thanks to a new orthotic design developed by a U of T researcher....[continue]

McGill-Cornell study: Screening, earlier treatment would substantially boost lung cancer survival
McGill University | October 25, 2006
A groundbreaking international program guided by a McGill University researcher shows that proper screening followed by early treatment would dramatically reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer...[continue]

PhD candidate takes U of T to heartStudent finds passion in teaching, research and learning from mentor
University of Toronto | October 24, 2006
Nesime Askin was a fourth year physiology student on the St. George campus when a review paper she wrote for a course changed her life....[continue]

Should patients undergoing surgery take Aspirin?
McMaster University | October 23, 2006
A national survey of Canadian surgeons by researchers at McMaster University found little consistency in their use of the blood thinner Aspirin in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery....[continue]

Unique bra eases women’s recovery from heart surgery
University of Calgary | October 22, 2006
A national clinical trial led by a University of Calgary researcher has found that wearing a specialized compression bra significantly reduces women’s breast pain following heart surgery....[continue]

UBC Researchers Find Food-free Route to Obesity
University of British Columbia | October 19, 2006
Can people get fat -- and risk debilitating diabetes -- without overeating?...[continue]

UBC Biotech Partnership Produces Implantable Device, Earns National Innovation Award
University of British Columbia | October 18, 2006
A University of British Columbia industry collaboration that produced a therapeutic device implanted in more than two million coronary heart disease patients has earned a Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)....[continue]

McGill expert alert: Hockey
McGill University | October 18, 2006
As hockey enthusiasts young and old lace up their skates for another season, parents and players face questions ranging from how to stay safe on the ice to how to choose the right hockey stick....[continue]

Prof studies language usage by health-care professionals
University of Waterloo | October 16, 2006
A University of Waterloo expert in rhetoric heads a study into links between language and how health-care professionals conduct themselves in their dealings with patients and other professionals....[continue]

Queen’s-NRC team discovers how to use new quantum technology to control molecules
Queen's University | October 12, 2006
A research team at Queen’s University and the National Research Council has developed a new quantum or "ultra-small" technology using laser pulses that can manipulate quantum systems and has implications for chemistry and beyond....[continue]

Snakes (and humans) In Space lecture to explain impacts of weightlessness on people
University of Waterloo | October 11, 2006
A former scientist from NASA will explain how humans can counteract the physiological effects of weightlessness during a lecture entitled Snakes In Space....[continue]

Ottawa Life Science Innovators Honoured at OLSC Annual Achievement Awards Dinner
University of Ottawa | October 4, 2006
The Ottawa Life Sciences Council’s (OLSC) 13th Annual Achievement Awards Dinner celebrates the outstanding achievements and innovations of Ottawa-area individuals, teams and companies....[continue]

U of T establishes first chair in urological research
University of Toronto | October 3, 2006
Funding to support research, post-doctoral fellowships...[continue]

Mini Med School doubles offerings
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 3, 2006
The Mini Medical and Health Sciences School is back for another great fall season, with a new format to increase your exposure to exciting presentations by experienced health educators....[continue]

York researchers floating in zero gravity aboard final Bordeaux flight
York University | September 29, 2006
York University researchers will float in zero gravity today aboard an airplane modified to simulate weightlessness, in order to investigate why astronauts become disoriented in space, and what can be done about it....[continue]

New department of oncology presents a multidisciplinary approach
McMaster University | September 21, 2006
A new Department of Oncology will enhance McMaster's strength in cancer research and education and facilitate laboratory-based and clinical research interactions across departments, schools and faculties....[continue]

New Queen's web site keeps doctors in the loop
Queen's University | September 20, 2006
A unique new Queen's University web site is helping doctors around the globe solve one of their most pressing problems: how to keep up with the latest medical developments....[continue]

Fox medal winner spirited by drive
Simon Fraser University | September 14, 2006
Determination, a little technical help, and a refusal to give in underlie the academic success — and personal achievement — of biology student Jocelyn Tomkinson, SFU’s 2006 Terry Fox gold medal recipient....[continue]

McMaster gears up for Terry Fox Run
McMaster University | September 13, 2006
Great strides have been made in the race against cancer, but there are still many more steps that need to be taken. This Sunday, Sept. 17, thousands of people across Canada will participate in the Terry Fox Run to raise awareness and funding for cancer research....[continue]

McGill unveils Medical Simulation Centre
McGill University | September 12, 2006
McGill University is pleased to unveil Canada's first fully integrated Medical Simulation Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that will greatly enhance medical research and the training of medical students and health care professionals, reduce medical errors and improve patient safety....[continue]

69 uOttawa researchers receive NSERC funding worth $9.4 million
University of Ottawa | September 8, 2006
Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will allow 69 University of Ottawa researchers to pursue research projects in a wide range of fields including climate change, hearing, technology, robotics, cold exposure, virtual reality, mathematical ecology, data privacy and genomics....[continue]

Open house to showcase new Surrey campus
Simon Fraser University | September 8, 2006
SFU Surrey invites the community to check out the new Surrey campus at an open house on Saturday, Sept. 9 (noon-4 p.m)....[continue]

WB Foundation donates $1 million to establish Chair in Peripheral Vascular Surgery
McMaster University | September 7, 2006
Dr. Jacques Tittley, clinical assistant professor and head of vascular surgery at McMaster University, has been chosen as the inaugural holder of The Beamish Family Chair in Peripheral Vascular Surgery....[continue]

U of T students ride across Canada to promote safe cycling
University of Toronto | August 31, 2006
Med students aim to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries...[continue]

Learning Locally: UBC Med Students Depart for B.C. Communities
University of British Columbia | August 29, 2006
The University of British Columbia launched year three of its distributed medical undergraduate program across the province today, responding to the urgent need for more doctors in BC's rural and underserved areas....[continue]

University of Western Ontario | August 28, 2006
It's a four year journey that starts with a white coat and ends with a graduation gown....[continue]

Chemistry professor solves major post-surgical problem
St. Mary's University | August 4, 2006
Hospitals around the world could soon have access to an all-natural medical product capable of preventing tissues from sticking together after surgery....[continue]

Wheeling for a cure
McMaster University | August 1, 2006
A McMaster-based research group that is leading efforts to find a cure for paralysis is getting a hand with its ongoing funding challenges from a group of athletes who may someday benefit from the group's work....[continue]

SARS protective clothing systems and procedures need improvement
Queen's University | August 1, 2006
Health-care workers who don protective clothing to stave-off infection from threats such as SARS, other emerging infectious diseases, and bio-terrorism are still vulnerable to contamination, a Queen’s University study has found....[continue]

TRU grad excels at med school
Thompson Rivers University | July 19, 2006
TRU grad and scholar-athlete Lucas Cockburn topped all fellow students at medical school, winning seven awards at his convocation from Queen's University this past May....[continue]

Research plus rehabilitation: Laurier kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 7, 2006
At innovative WLU clinic, kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy...[continue]

Research plus rehabilitation: Laurier kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 7, 2006
At innovative WLU clinic, kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy...[continue]

Landmark sculpture a tribute to U of T's giants of biomedical science
University of Toronto | June 28, 2006
U of T pioneers of biomedical sciences research honoured...[continue]

U of T giants of biomedical science to be immortalized in new research centre hall
University of Toronto | June 23, 2006
Sculpture to be unveiled June 27...[continue]

University of Manitoba | June 23, 2006
New tool developed to help assess patient safety in Manitoba....[continue]

Medical students see future clearly thanks to Witelson Memorial Prize
McMaster University | June 16, 2006
Now in its seventh year of being awarded, the Dr. Henry Chaim Witelson Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology provides unique opportunities to McMaster University medical students to learn about ophthalmology and participate in preserving or restoring eyesight....[continue]



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