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Wendy Cukier: “Woman of Influence”

September 13, 2013

Vice-President, Research and Innovation Wendy Cukier has been named as one of the 2013 Top 25 Women of Influence. Now in its third year, the ranking celebrates the achievements of the most influential Canadian women in business, health, non-government organizations, professional services, and the public. To learn more click here.

Stem cells could allow heart to heal itself

September 5, 2013

A team of cardiac researchers led by Ottawa scientists has launched groundbreaking clinical trials of a stem cell therapy that helps the heart heal itself. This trial enlists stem cells and their amazing ability to help organs regenerate.

Mac students saving the environment one drip at a time

September 3, 2013

Three McMaster University engineers are throwing themselves into turning off a slow drip of environmental destruction coming from the world's gas stations. They're also looking for public donations to back their effort. Devin Ramphal, Jason Harrison and Simon Oomen-Hurst, have been working in Ramphal's garage for several months developing a solution to the problem of gasoline dripping on the ground in the second it takes to move a nozzle from the car's gas tank back to the pump. Click here to learn more

Western neuroscientists communicate with unresponsive patient

September 1, 2013

Researchers at Western University have furthered their game-changing neuroimaging techniques in communicating with patients believed to be in a vegetative state by connecting with an individual that has proved otherwise unresponsive for the past 12 years. To learn more click here.

Prof looks to stem cells to assist weight loss, control diabetes

July 24, 2013

What if losing weight or controlling diabetes could be done with a simple procedure using a person’s own stem cells? That is what York kinesiology Professor Anthony Scimè is working to discover thanks to a $75,000 Drug Discovery Grant recently awarded by the Stem Cell Network (SCN). To learn more click here.