Medical Research

From the Slide Rule to Super Computers - 50 Years of Health Research

Russell Williams | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

The NewScientist reported on a computer program that can identify rare conditions by analyzing a photograph of a face. The software developed at the University of Oxford can recognize 90 disorders by analyzing facial features such as lips, brows and the shape of eyes.

Healthy Aging: The Next Frontier of Medical Research?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Rather than spending all of their time fighting diseases, medical researchers should focus more on how we can enable an aging population to stay healthy for as long as possible, according to a study conducted by some of the country's top universities.

How My Life With Parkinson's Could Be More Manageable

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

As the morning sun pours into my bedroom, I slowly swing my legs over the side of the bed but the pain in my cramped feet make it nearly impossible to navigate to the bathroom. Like myself, many people with chronic illness awaken every morning to face a day full of challenges. What the millions of us affected with a chronic, disabling disease need is quite simple yet unbelievably complicated -- better treatments and ultimately, a cure. We often think of the search for these elusive endpoints as being far removed from us when in fact, we need to be an integral part of the process. The answers are essentially, in all of us.

New Developments in Gene Treatment Allow Kids To Smile Again

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have used the power of genomics to identify the cause of a rare Parkinson's-like disease in children of one extended fa...

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.

Lunch With... Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute

Mary Warner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Dr. Benjamin Neel is the director of the Ontario Cancer Institute at the University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has...