Research Highlights

 

 
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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$10-million gift strengthens commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients
A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally renowne...

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In Memorium: Dr. Philip Gordon
The Board of Directors and members of staff of the Jewish General Hospital are greatly saddened by the passing of Dr. Philip Gordon, founding Chief of the JGH Division of Colorectal Surgery, founding Presi...

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Smoking in patients with heart attack reduced with varenicline
Patients who smoke after an acute coronary syndrome, including a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or unstable angina (reduced blood flow to the heart) are at increased risk of another attack and death ...

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Use of certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Use of certain diabetes drugs, known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, is associated with an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease, the digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating,...

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Clinical trial reveals that aspirin is effective at preventing venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgeries
Patients at the Jewish General Hospital were among the participants in a large clinical trial that discovered that aspirin was as effective as a gold standard anti-coagulant at preventing dangerous blood c...

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New funding to strengthen proteomics research
New funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC will enhance efforts to translate research into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Canadian Brain Bank Network to advance Alzheimer research
The Government of Canada announced a grant of $1,065,000 over five years to establish a Canadian brain bank network that will be linked to the international Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiativ...

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