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  • Located in Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 361 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $162M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 230 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $73M external funding
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 119 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $8M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 159 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $35M external funding
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McEwen Monthly October Issue
Oct 24, 2014

The October issue of the McEwen Monthly is now available online!

Read about an important study by McEwen Centre Director Dr. Gordon Keller that, for the first time, describes how to generate epicardial cells, which serve to protect and support the heart. Also learn about Dr. Peter Zandstra’s innovative stem cell research, which is poised to improve the safety of pharmaceuticals on a global scale.

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Lupus: New Way to Monitor Symptom Flares
Oct 22, 2014

Lupus is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks multiple organs. The disease is often hard to diagnose because the exact symptoms differ in each person and vary over time. Often patients with lupus experience "flares" when their symptoms worsen. Currently, blood tests for two proteins (anti-dsDNA and C3) are used to diagnose lupus; however, they do not always provide reliable readouts of disease activity. As a result, lupus is often underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed, which can lead to serious medical complications.

Researchers are searching for other molecules (eg, biomarkers) that better predict disease state. At TWRI, Principal Investigator Dr. Carolina Landolt-Marticorena and Senior Scientist Dr. Joan Wither have helped advance this global search. Their study, published in Rheumatology, found that immune molecules in the blood, known as anti-nucleosome antibodies, out-performed traditional biomarkers. Specifically, levels of anti-nucleosome antibodies were better able to predict the severity of lupus symptoms over time in individual patients.


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TGRI Research Day 2014
Oct 20, 2014

TGRI’s annual Research Day was held on October 7th, 2014 at SickKids’ new research tower, The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The event was commenced  by Dr. Christopher Paige (VP Research, UHN) and Dr. Mansoor Husain (Director, TGRI) who provided opening remarks highlighting the institute’s research achievements over the past year. According to Dr. Husain’s presentation, TGRI faculty now includes 232 researchers who have secured over $73 million in research funding in FY2013-14.


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