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Macrophage cells key to helping heart repair – and potentially regenerate: new study

Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, at the University Health Network, have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Poor Sleep, Missed Meals, Less Physical Activity, and Stress in Hospitals May Be Linked to Readmission

Patients who experience disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition or mood while admitted in hospital may be more likely to be readmitted within 30 days after discharge, finds a new study co-led by St. Michael’s Hospital and the University Health...
3-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A New Approach to Detecting Cancer Earlier From Blood Tests: Study

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined “liquid biopsy”, epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its...
14-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Signature Discovery May Predict Response to Immune Therapy

Scientists led by Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a gene signature biomarker that may predict which patients will respond – or not – to immune therapy.
8-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute, suggests drinking coffee may protect you against developing both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
5-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Revealing the molecular mystery of human liver cells

A map of the cells in the human liver has been created by University Health Network Transplant Program and University of Toronto researchers, revealing for the first time differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can have a...
22-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World Record Setting Event Back For Another Spin Into Downtown Toronto

Declared “Officially Amazing” by Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric last year, Rocket Ride for Rehab is returning to Nathan Phillips Square this Saturday, October 13th in support of Toronto Rehab Foundation.
11-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New approach could jumpstart breathing after spinal cord injury

A research team at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has developed an innovative strategy that could help to restore breathing following traumatic spinal cord injury.
9-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Some Gain When Under Pain

Dr. Davis has shown that individuals can be classified as one of two types depending on how pain affects their performance in doing a task. In P-type individuals, pain impedes their ability to perform a task; whereas, in A-type individuals, like...
29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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

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