Dr. Mark Blostein
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting venous thromboembolism through protein manipulation

The potential of manipulating a particular protein is being explored as a possible alternative to blood thinners, which are the standard of care for venous thromboembolism, but whose association with severe bleeding makes blood thinners an imperfect remedy.

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Dr. Brent Richards
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Largest genetic study identifies potential targets for osteoporosis

The largest study ever conducted on the genetics of common, age-related bone disease has resulted in the identification of 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, the strongest clinical risk factor for osteoporosis and a frequent cause of fractures.

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Dr Pierre Pluye
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Pierre Pluye named Family Medicine Researcher of the Year

Dr. Pierre Pluye, a Senior Investigator in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies at the Lady Davis Institute, has been named 2017 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Dr. Stéphane Richard
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

In the most recent round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Stéphane Richard received a CIHR Foundation Grant worth $3.5 million over seven years.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Roderick McInnes receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, is being honoured with the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation.

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Dr. Howard Chertkow
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting dementia with electrical stimulation

In the ongoing fight against dementia, a research team in the Lady Davis Institute, is looking at electro-magnetic stimulation as a method of targeting the illness through the brain’s electrical impulses.

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Dr. Jonathan Afilalo
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Assessing the impact of frailty on outcomes of cardiac surgery

Research by Dr. Jonathan Afilalo has revealed that frailty is a major risk factor for death and disability after two types of cardiac surgical procedures.

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Dr. Roland Grad
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New guideline recommends against routine screening for hepatitis C

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults who are at low risk.

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Dr. Amir Raz
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Neurofeedback may prove useful only for its placebo effects

Although there is little scientific evidence that behaviour can be changed with the help of neurofeedback, some benefits may still result from the technique’s placebo effects.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Canadian men—regardless of their age, education or income level—generally lack knowledge about the risk factors that contribute to male infertility, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed.

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