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  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 376 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $150M external funding
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  • Headquartered at the Banting Building
  • Research foci: guided therapeutics, informatics and communication technologies, nanotechnology and radiochemistry, photonics, design and engineering for health
  • 50 scientists and clinician-scientists
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 256 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $74M external funding
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 118 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $9M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 161 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $37M external funding
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McEwen Monthly November Issue Now Available Online
Nov 30, 2015

This month's issue highlights two recent McEwen Centre research findings. The first highlights a study by Dr. John Dick, which challenges current theories on blood production. The second features research by Dr. Andras Nagy, which uncovers how migratory stem cells give rise to the most common type of brain cell.

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Arthritis: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
Nov 27, 2015

People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience the symptoms of psoriasis and arthritis, including itchy and scaly skin accompanied by joint inflammation, pain and discomfort. Studies have shown that cardiovascular events—such as heart attacks and strokes—occur more frequently in PsA patients than in the general population. Recently, Krembil Senior Scientist Dr. Dafna D Gladman, Dr. Lihi Eder (University of Toronto postdoctoral fellow) and collaborators analysed results from a large-scale study over 35 years to identify factors that put PsA patients at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Neurological Disorders: Seizing Brain Activity
Nov 25, 2015

Neurological disorders, including Rett syndrome, neonatal encephalopathy, X-linked mental retardation and autism have something in common: patients with these disorders are more likely to experience recurrent seizures. Seizures are sudden rushes of electrical activity in the brain that can physically manifest as changes in how a person behaves—from a momentary lapse in attention to full-blown convulsions. Recent evidence suggests that MeCP2 deficiency and seizures are associated, but the underlying reason for this link remains unknown. Krembil Senior Scientist Dr. James Eubanks and Krembil Affiliate Scientist Dr. Liang Zhang co-led a study to determine how lower levels of MeCP2 could lead to seizures in an experimental model. 

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