Navigation Links
Champion of Genetics funding to Ottawa researcher
Date:5/8/2013

May 8, 2013, Victoria BC The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation (CGCF), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through its Institute of Genetics, is pleased to announce the awarding of a $90,000 Champions of Genetics: Building the Next Generation Grant to Dr. Faraz Farooq, a Scientist at the Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute.

Dr. Farooq's research aims to take a drug already used in the clinic today and study its effect on the rare disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). By testing the drugs in mice, both normal and mice with SMA, Dr. Farooq's team can establish whether the promising results from the lab can be replicated in living organisms. Assessing drugs already in clinical use has the advantage of speeding up the research process, particularly important for children with rare diseases.

Canadian scientists are world leaders in human genetic research and in the discovery and advancement of cures for inherited genetic diseases. The CGCF Champion of Genetics Award both honours the work of Canada's established scientists and provides inspiration and financial support to bright young researchers in the early years of their careers.

Genetic scientists just starting their research careers face many obstacles including heavy teaching assignments, low research budgets, and difficulties recruiting highly qualified personnel. The Next Generation Grant provides much needed funding to promising young scientists, such as Dr. Farooq, to hire graduate students or post doctoral researchers in their laboratories. The grant allows them to advance their own exciting genetic research while mentoring the next generation of scientists, thereby; thus perpetuating Canada's level of excellence in genetic research.

"My mentor, Dr. Alex MacKenzie inspired me through his approach of re-purposing drugs to fast track treatments for rare disorders," Dr. Farooq says. "Through his guidance I was abl
'/>"/>

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Stanley Cup Champion Goalie’s Trainer Helps Reduce Injury
2. Days for Girls International Declared a Nike Girl Effect Champion
3. MotoSport.com Joins Rockstar Energy Racing for 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships
4. The HearStrong Foundation Makes a HearStrong Champion’s Dreams Come True in New Orleans
5. MotoSport.com Joins John Natalie, Jr. to Launch 2013 AMA ATV Motocross Championship Charge
6. Waterfront Properties Congratulates Champions of Charity from Admiral’s Cove, Willoughby Golf Club
7. VanB Enterprises' Hearing Aid Sweat Bands Celebrates Long Time Customer & Dedicated Hockey Mom Making it to the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships
8. Amerinet’s Environmental Commitment Recognized by Practice Greenhealth with Champion for Change Award
9. Muhammad Alis Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinsons Disease
10. Kamut International Announces Partnership with Professional Ironman Champion Linsey Corbin
11. Ottawa researcher named 2013 Champion of Genetics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... Blue Star Nutraceuticals designed to help maximize lean, strong ... optimizes the body’s absorption of glucose has caught the ... , “The main purpose behind Glycodrive is to help ... lean muscle,” reports Michaels. “Carbs are essential in the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... VisitandCare.com reports that revenue ... up more than 79 percent in 2014, marking five ... reported total revenue tripled for its entirety of partnered ... strategy has allowed them to partner with plastic ... comfort and privacy — with state-of-the-art surgical atmospheres aimed ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 A ... the world to combat an epidemic that, left unchecked, could ... no, they are not headed to Africa. John Rogers, the ... headed to North Korea to fight a disease most think ... the US some 80 years ago is on the comeback ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... considered the gold standard therapy for an underactive thyroid ... the condition including combining levothyroxine with another agent ... of investigators.,1Their analysis, published as a set of guidelines ... data exist to recommend a change in use of ... names, such as Synthroid as the only drug ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers ... are used in several procedures that are performed ... but are primarily used for wrinkle treatment of ... these fillers are being used as popular treatments ... skin in the hands. (1) (2) Dr. Cynthia ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Glycodrive Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Supplement for Leaner, Stronger Muscles 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 2Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 3Health News:VisitandCare.com Announces Record Demand for Plastic Surgery in Turkey 4Health News:US Delegation Heads to North Korea to Combat Tuberculosis Epidemic 2Health News:New guidelines for treatment of hypothyroidism endorse current therapy 2Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 2Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 3Health News:Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures 4
... , THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered ... birth weight babies, a new study indicates. It also ... and pregnancy boosts the chances of having low birth weight ... first birthday and chronic health problems. About 8 percent ...
... of death in the United States from all cancers for men ... come from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the ... overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined ... for the same period. Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, president ...
... Reporter , THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- From sports ... seem to have plenty to keep them busy. But whether ... to their mental and physical health -- remains a topic ... on scientists, radar for at least a decade, said Andrea ...
... -- For people with the movement disorder dystonia, starting ... the disease provides better results, according to a new ... causes muscles to contract, resulting in involuntary twisting of ... approved in the United States for certain treatment-resistant dystonias. ...
... pleased to announce that The Third International Conference on Infectious ... in Boston, USA, in November 2011. Following the inaugural Epidemics ... second conference Epidemics 2 in Athens, Greece in 2009, ... the organizers are pleased to announce that The Third International ...
... release is available in French . Montreal, March ... lawnmower knows how pushing the device can cause tingling hands. This ... for people who cut grass for a living. Workers ... services sectors can also be exposed to large levels of vibrations ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study 2Health News:Are Some Kids Overscheduled? 2Health News:Are Some Kids Overscheduled? 3Health News:Early Brain Therapy May Help Movement in Dystonia Patients 2Health News:EPIDEMICS(3) The Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics 2Health News:Good vibrations? 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014  Based ... diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ventana Medical ... Group, with the 2014 North American Frost & ... strict quality practices along with a focus on ... a global leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostic solutions ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 The report based ... Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2007 - 2017," elaborated ... USD 20.8 billion in 2012 and is further expected ... a CAGR of 7.3% from 2012 to 2017. ... health purposes, especially to prevent chronic diseases that may ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 2014 ... Acutus Medical, Inc. ... 3D-Herzkammer-Bildgebungs- und Dipoldichte-Mappingsystem in Echtzeit zur ... komplexen Herzrhythmusstörungen einschließlich Vorhofflimmern führen bzw. ... zusätzlichen Finanzierung über 26,2 Mio. USD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 2Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 3Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 4Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 2Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 3Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 4Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 2Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 3
... MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 11, 2011 Valeant Pharmaceuticals ... VRX) announced that effective March 10, 2011, the ... S.A. About Valeant Valeant Pharmaceuticals ... pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a ...
... (Nasdaq: OPTR ) today announced 2010 fourth quarter ... (Logo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO ) Optimer reported a ... of $11.9 million, or $0.31 per common share, as compared ... common share, for the same period in 2009.  Optimer reported ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 2Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 4Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 5Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 6Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 7Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 8
... is the first hand-held urine analyzer ... lab bench space. Automation of urine ... results between operators and transcription errors.Other ... corrects for ambient temperature and urine ...
... Ultra device consists of a non-compliant balloon ... mounted longitudinally on its outer surface. When ... the atherotomes score the plaque, creating initiation ... to as Atherotomy, allows dilatation of the ...
... catheters provide a simple, efficient and ... in the heart or cardiovascular system. ... ideal for high fidelity pressure measurement. ... 2 to 7 French and in ...
... catheters provide a simple, efficient and ... in the heart or cardiovascular system. ... ideal for high fidelity pressure measurement. ... 2 to 7 French and in ...
Medicine Products: