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2017Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Winter 2017
Researchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise and pregnancy.
A research team from The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Carleton University has shown that CT1 can repair heart damage and improve...2017Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Fall 2017
Scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to correct a disease-causing mutation in mice with a form of congenital muscular dystrophy, MDC1A. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, show significant improvement in muscle strength and function among the mice treated with CRISPR, with no remaining signs of paralysis.
MDC1A...2017Published in Future Health, a quarterly publication of Canadians for Health Research in Fall 2017