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Study using novel approach for glioblastoma treatment shows promising results, extending survival

A new international study published in and presented as a late-breaking abstract at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual conference, shows great promise for patients with glioblastoma. Drs. Farshad Nassiri and Gelareh...
16-May-2023 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify a potential new therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease

In a study published in Nature Communications, a team led by Krembil Brain Institute at UHN Senior Scientists, Drs. Lorraine Kalia and Suneil Kalia, and University of Toronto (U of T) Professor, Dr. Philip M. Kim, identified a protein-protein...
19-Apr-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Takeda licenses small molecule developed by Krembil Brain Institute researchers, targeting tau protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease

Global pharmaceutical company Takeda has agreed to exclusively license a group of small molecules that target tau – a protein in which misfolding and aggregation are believed to be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
11-Apr-2023 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single-dose treatment reduces risk of COVID-19 hospitalization by half for high-risk patients in a largely vaccinated population

A single-dose of the antiviral drug peginterferon lambda reduced by half the risk of hospitalization or a visit to the Emergency Department due to COVID-19, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
8-Feb-2023 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Jaideep Bains to join UHN as new Director of the Krembil Research Institute

(Toronto, Oct. 3, 2022) – University Health Network (UHN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jaideep Bains will be joining our team as the new Director of the Krembil Research Institute. The Krembil Research Institute, one of the principal institutes...
3-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Great Actions Leave a Mark campaign celebrates the Gift of Life through Living Organ Donation

UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre and The Centre for Living Organ Donation announce today the launch of a new campaign, Great Actions Leave a Mark, www.greatactions.ca. The campaign showcases through artistic photos and video, the stories and scars...
7-Sep-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Anonymous $11 million gift to support and expand neurofibromatosis research at UHN's Krembil Brain Institute

Anonymous $11M donation will go toward research, care for Neurofibromatosis patients
17-May-2022 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Living Donation Opens New Doors for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Need of Liver Transplants

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery is the first in North America to demonstrate that living-donor liver transplant is a viable option for patients who have systemically controlled colorectal cancer and...
28-Mar-2022 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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World-first: experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby

Physicians recommend that patients with pulmonary hypertension avoid pregnancy, given the high risk of death for the mother and baby. However, Candice Cruise was unaware of her condition until she reached 21 weeks of pregnancy.
4-Oct-2021 8:25 AM EDT

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‘It’s not about just surviving. It’s about seeing my patients living normally’

Dr. Eugene Chang was 25, recently engaged and halfway through a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Vancouver when he started feeling sick. Fatigue, dizziness and nausea took over his normally active lifestyle. Suddenly his bike to...
12-Nov-2019 5:30 AM EST

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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

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

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

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