A team of researchers from Université Laval, CHU de Québec, and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has discovered a way to stimulate the brain’s natural defense mechanisms in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This major breakthrough published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) opens the door to the development of a treatment for...
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Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2013
Dr. Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University and scientific director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), has been voted in as president elect of the World Heart Federation, and will assume the role in January, 2015. Based in Switzerland, the World Heart Federation works to prevent and control diseases...Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2013
Public interest in CHR’s activities substantially increased over the past year, as indicated by a near doubling of visitors to the organization’s Web site. The total number of visitors was more than 44,000, with 72,000 pages of the site being viewed. CHR also set up a Facebook page near the end of 2011, which along with the Web site now features a significant number of links posted to national...Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Winter 2012