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RSV Hits Winnipeg Childrens Hospital

Severe respiratory illness caused by deadly viruses has led Children's Hospital in Winnipeg to transfer patients to other //hospitals. Children affected by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) occupy all eight beds at the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, said Dr. Cheryl Greenberg of the...

Humans Weren't Always 'So Special,' Expert Says

... "Most explanations on the evolution of primate brains are based on data from living primates," Mary Silcox, an anthropologist at the University of winnipeg in Canada and a research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, said in a school news release. "There hav...

New Hope for Walking Normally, Living Better With Cerebral Palsy

... pattern--an effect that often continues even when it isn't being worn. Yoram Baram, a computer science professor and incumbent of the Roy Matas / winnipeg Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, developed the GaitAid Virtual Walker in collaboration with several ne...

CIHR announces $4.4 million to improve mental health of Canadians

... This release is available in French . winnipeg (July 18, 2008) Funding of $4.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was announced today by Steven Fletcher, MP for Charles...

WellPoint Appoints Raj G. Bal as President of Individual Business

...r in Milwaukee. Bal has a B.A. in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and a M.B.A in Marketing from the University of Manitoba in winnipeg Manitoba. WellPoint is the largest Individual under 65 insurer with 2.5 million members. Our affiliated companies offer a variety of individual heal...

Humor plays an important role in healthcare even when patients are terminally ill

...15 healthcare staff, including nurses, doctors, a social worker and physiotherapist. Her colleague Joanne Major from the Health Sciences Centre in winnipeg spent 72 hours in an intensive care unit, observing and carrying out semi-structured interviews with 15 nurses. Despite major differences between t...

NCFAD Nominated As Reference Laboratory for Bird Flu and BSE

...eference laboratory by the world organization //for animal health for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad-cow disease and bird flu. The winnipeg lab can now provide scientific and technical training for scientific personnel around the world, develop new techniques for diagnosis and perform chec...

Chronic Facial Pain Tackled By Cortex Stimulation

...anadian patients with facial pain caused by nerve damage or stroke. But now we can treat upto 50 per cent by the new therapy – said Dr. Jerry Krcek of winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dafoe is now able to ride a bicycle and be off all her medicines. So, doctors are planning to start a follow up research o...

The Heart Transplant at Edmonton Hospital

... doctors are happy that the transplant was a success. An eight-week-old winnipeg // boy underwent a heart transplant surgery at the Edmonton hospital just... the problem in his heart. Jennifer Martens his mother was brought from winnipeg and admitted in the Edmonton's Stollery Children's Hospital. The doctor...
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Enobia Initiates Infantile Enzyme Replacement Trial for Rare Bone Disease

... at Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre in winnipeg MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia P...ade by Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre winnipeg regarding the dosing of the first infant patient i...fant Girl From Belfast Flown To Winnipeg winnipeg - A 9-month-old baby girl from Belfast is receivin...
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Now Available: State-of-the-Art Gait Training Device to Help Millions Walk More Normally Again

...diGait LTD and GaitAid Development: Yoram Baram received his PhD from MIT and is a Professor of Computer Science and incumbent of the Roy Matas / winnipeg Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. The idea for the GaitAid Virtual Walker was sparked 12 years ago whil...

Ecologists propose first prevention for white-nose syndrome death in bats

...h. But they are still mystified by its relationship to such unprecedented bat mortality. Boyles and his coauthor Craig Willis of the University of winnipeg tested the idea, suspected by many in the bat research community, that the fungus causes bats to spend more time out of hibernation during the winter....

Enerkem announces first commercial-scale biofuels and biochemicals plant is entering start-up phase

...ocess uses one tonne of waste to produce 360 litres (95 gallons) of ethanol: enough fuel for a car to travel 2,500 km (1,550 miles), the distance from winnipeg to Montreal, or Los Angeles to Houston. Enerkem's renewable fuels represent a new technology path towards environmentally friendly energy, contribut...

Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice

...40 was shown to significantly improve survival and prevent skeletal and dental manifestations of the disease. Doctors at the University of Manitoba, winnipeg dosed the first patient in Enobia's clinical program investigating ERT with ENB-0040 as a treatment of this rare and often crippling genetic bone diso...
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