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  • Researchers at Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario have found clear evidence that increases in the size of the brain ventricles are directly associated with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Ventricles are fluid-filled cavities in the brain. The research, led by Robarts scientist Robert Bartha, shows the volume of the brain ventricles expands as...

  • The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor has been variously referred to as “Canada’s leading virus hunter, AIDS vaccine crusader and guardian of public health.” Dr. Frank Plummer is certainly dedicated to infectious disease research – and much more. Francis Allen Plummer began his distinguished career in public health 32 years ago as an eager young medical doctor out of the...

  • The Canadian Child and Youth Health -Coalition (CCYHC) is a collaboration of five major national organizations working together to advance the cause of child and youth health in Canada.

    Over the last few months, the CCYHC asked its members across Canada the following question: “What is the most important Canadian discovery which has had the greatest impact or has the greatest potential...

  • by Dean H. Percy and Zbignew W. Wojcinski

    Surgical practices of a century ago were a far cry from the surgical standards seen today in operating rooms in human and veterinary hospitals, and in animal research facilities. Until the successful demonstration of the use of ether as a general anesthetic by Morton in Boston in 1846...

  • Surgical practices of a century ago were a far cry from the surgical standards seen today in operating rooms in human and veterinary hospitals, and in animal research facilities. Until the successful demonstration of the use of ether as a general anesthetic by Morton in Boston in 1846, surgery was an unbelievably painful ordeal for the patient. Surgical intervention was regarded as a last...

  • William Osler was born on July 12, 1849, at Bond Head, Ontario ­ one of nine children to parents of Celtic origin. His father, a minister, had moved the family to Dundas, Ontario, when William was eight years old to provide better educational opportunities for his children.

    As a child, William was mischievous and a practical joker ­ traits that stayed with him through his career but...

  • by Dean H. Percy and Zbignew W. Wojcinski

    William Osler was born on July 12, 1849, at Bond Head, Ontario ­ one of nine children to parents of Celtic origin. His father, a minister, had moved the family to Dundas, Ontario, when William was eight years old to provide better educational opportunities for his children.

    As...

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