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The bright future. Thomas Edison didn’t invent the electric light bulb. Credit for that illuminating discovery must go to an unlikely duo from Toronto. Dreaming of a bright future in 1874,...
March 26, 2017
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The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer helps pharmaceutical companies develop new therapies that will reduce healthcare costs and save lives. This year alone, it is estimated that...
February 28, 2017
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In 1842, David Fife developed Red Fife Wheat, the dominant wheat grown in Western Canada for 60 years – 1860 to 1910.  Red Fife is the male parent of Marquis Wheat which, in 1915, supplanted Red...
August 14, 2017
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Every week about 423 Canadians are diagnosed colorectal cancer (CRC) and a 175 die from it. Globally, it is one of the most common cancers. CRC is a common cancer, but is 90% preventable and...
August 11, 2017
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Surgical Site infections are the 4th leading cause of death in Canada, representing a serious threat to patient safety. Patients who develop infections post surgery are five times more likely to be...
August 09, 2017
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Ray Lemieux earning the name ‘Sugar Ray’ for his discovery of synthesized sucrose, Lemieux’s research led to improvements for leukemia and hemophilia treatments and the development of new...
August 09, 2017
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