Tiny, colourful knitted hats are comforting prematurely born infants and are bringing smiles to parents and families in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, thanks to a gift from employees at CLSC Benny Farm.
The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.
It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.
The effort to find new biomarkers for cancer has received a major boost with the recent arrival at Lady Davis Institute of Dr. Christoph Borchers and the development of the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.
Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.