Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, and Polytechnique Montréal. The collaborative team has created a powerful new intraoperative probe for detecting cancer cells. The handheld Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the...
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For the first time ever, scientists have access to a high definition view of the molecular events of reprogramming, which is the process of converting adult body cells to stem cells.
In five Nature and Nature Communications papers, researchers led by Dr. Andras Nagy at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), Toronto, ON, are the first to map out the major...2015Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2015
Finding genes for retinal degeneration has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians. Establishing a genetic cause confirms the clinical diagnosis at the
molecular level, helps predict the future visual prognosis, suggests therapies, and allows some patients to join clinical trials. While more than 200 genes for retinal...2015Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Spring 2015