Research Highlights

 

 
Common treatment for type 2 diabetes associated with rare, aggressive cance
Incretin-based drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes are associated with bile-duct cancer, a very rare but also extremely aggressive and deadly cancer, finds a study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute.

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NFL gives significant funding to help youth ‘Shred’ the burden of concussion
Epidemiologist from the Lady Davis Institute serves as co-principal investigator of a ground-breaking pan-Canadian research program on injuries to high school athletes.

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Certain blood pressure drugs linked to increased risk of lung cancer
While the risk for individuals is low, it could translate into large numbers of patients, say researchers from the Lady Davis Institute.

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LDI researcher spearheads psychosocial care for cancer patients in low income countries
In many low to middle income parts of the world, resources for cancer treatment are so overburdened that psychosocial care for patients may be neglected. Dr. Melissa Henry is leading an international effor...

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Promising novel treatment against Alzheimer Disease
Research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute provides proof of concept that an existing drug holds promise for reversing loss of memory and brain lesions associated with Alzheimer disease.

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Research shows no increased risk of death associated with overnight emergency surgery
Good news for patients facing emergency surgery after hours, as study done at the Jewish General Hospital shows no significant association between the time of day when surgery is performed and postoperativ...

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New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis
The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentia...

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Switching to certain antidiabetic drugs linked to increased risk of major complications
For people with type 2 diabetes, switching to sulfonylurea drugs to control blood sugar levels is associated with an increased risk of complications compared with staying on the drug metformin.

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International Position Paper on Dementia Chaired by Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging
Recently, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) approached the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) to draft a consensus Statement on dementia that will be used to support poli...

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Lady Davis Institute joins Montreal research partners to form consortium to provide more personalized treatments for cancer patients in Québec
Seeking to improve treatments for 18,000 annual cancer patients, leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal and The Terry Fox Research Institute have partnered to generate new advances i...

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