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Largest-Ever Gift to a Canadian Rehab Hospital Will Support New Therapies for Brain-Related Disorders

With a transformational gift of $20 million to the Toronto Rehab Foundation, Walter and Maria Schroeder, along with their family, have established The Walter and Maria Schroeder Brain Institute.
12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UHN Vision Scientists Discover Potential Neuroprotective Treatment for Glaucoma


A research team led by scientists at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has identified a new neuroprotective factor that has the potential to help people suffering from the common blinding disease glaucoma.
6-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Researchers Track Changes in Normal-Looking Mammary Duct Cells Leading to Disease

Breast cancer researchers have mapped early genetic alterations in normal-looking cells at various distances from primary tumours to show how changes along the lining of mammary ducts can lead to disease.
31-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Unveil the Most Advanced Driving Simulator in Canada and Unique in the World, Designed to Study the Effects of Human Conditions on Driving

In a national first, researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network have launched DriverLab, an underground, state-of-the-art research simulator, designed to study the impact of our health on driving...
12-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transformative Gift from The Munk Charitable Foundation Propels the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre into the Future, Cementing its Role as a Global Leader in Cardiovascular Care

University Health Network (UHN) announced today that The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation is increasing its support to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) with a transformative gift of $100 million.
19-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Guidelines Discourage Use of Brain Imaging as a ‘Lie Detector’ for Chronic Pain


A task force consisting of researchers from around the world and led by a scientist at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has released a set of recommendations that advise against the use of brain imaging as a test for chronic pain.
8-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Medical Geneticists Join Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces that Dr. Raymond Kim is its newest scientific lead, guiding efforts at the country’s only clinic devoted to cardiac genomics.
6-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Non-LCD Technology Shows Promise for Return to Work/School for Postconcussion Syndrome Sufferers


A pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has shown that using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS).
27-Jul-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

Twin Daughter Receives Life-Saving Transplant From Dad: Both Recovering

11-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Major Milestone in Communications Standards for Diabetes Devices


JDRF and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto announced publication of interoperability standards for diabetes devices. The work is the result of JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN)...
11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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