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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

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Toronto Western Research Institute

  • 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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Osteoarthritis: Eating Away at the Joint
Feb 27, 2015

Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by the erosion of joint cartilage (the tough elastic material that protects the ends of bones). This damage is caused by inflammation, which can lead to joint stiffness and swelling that can be debilitating. The mechanisms responsible for joint inflammation and cartilage destruction in OA are not fully known; however, a recent study led by TWRI Scientist, Dr. Mohit Kapoor, has revealed one of the processes responsible.

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Physical Activity: Regular Exercise not Enough
Feb 25, 2015

Sedentary activities—such as sitting while watching TV or working at your computer—are the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide. To counteract this, the World Health Organization recommends that adults should participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity—such as walking or cycling—per week. However, a recent study published by TRI Senior Scientist Dr. David Alter suggests that this may not be enough to completely eliminate the negative health effects linked to sedentary activity.

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Spinal Cord Injury: Developing Customized Self-management
Feb 23, 2015

A spinal cord injury, which occurs when the spinal cord is damaged by trauma or disease, can result in partial or complete paralysis. People who have sustained a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of developing debilitating complications including pain, depression and difficulties controlling their breathing, bladder and bowels. In light of these findings, researchers are examining new approaches to promote the health and well-being of people living with spinal cord injuries.

TRI Senior Scientist Dr. Susan Jaglal is developing a self-management program for people with spinal cord injuries that will address their needs and, in parallel, engage and empower them. Recently, a team led by Dr. Jaglal and her doctoral student, Sarah Munce, consulted a group of Canadians with spinal cord injuries to obtain their perspectives on a self-management program.

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