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  • We Are Explorers

    We Are Explorers

    Every day at Hamilton Health Sciences, we explore the possibility to make life better for […]
    Every day at Hamilton Health Sciences, we explore the possibility to make life better for people in our community and around the world. We’re a diverse group of doctors, nurses, academics and health professionals who share this common goal, and our patients are at the heart of every exploration we make.
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  • Justin’s Odyssey: A journey in rare disease data sharing

    Justin’s Odyssey: A journey in rare disease data sharing

    Justin Vachon was born in 1997 with a rare neurological disorder. His family shared his […]
    Justin Vachon was born in 1997 with a rare neurological disorder. His family shared his genetic data through Matchmaker Exchange bringing their diagnostic odyssey to an end 19 years later. The video was released as part of GA4GH Connect, the five year strategic plan of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), which aims to enable real-world data sharing by 2022. Learn more.
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  • Comedian Susan Stewart visits the Royal’s Brain Imaging Centre

    Comedian Susan Stewart took a trip through the new Brain Imaging Centre at The Royal […]
    Comedian Susan Stewart took a trip through the new Brain Imaging Centre at The Royal to see where humour lives in the brain. Dr. Zul Merali, president and CEO of The Royal’s Institute for Mental Health Research explains: “When you are telling a joke, primarily the front area of the brain lights up. This is where information is processed and your cognition kicks in. On the flip side, when you are laughing at a joke, primarily we see the pleasure centres light up.” Read more.
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  • Choose Wiser with a Patient Advisor: Sharon Deavitt

    Studies show that up to 30% of medical care is unnecessary. Choosing Wisely: An Idea […]
    Studies show that up to 30% of medical care is unnecessary. Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading, supported by ARTIC (Adopting Research to Improve Care), is empowering patients and families to make informed choices about their care.
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  • How Lawson Researchers are Tracking the Spread of Cancer

    How Lawson Researchers are Tracking the Spread of Cancer

    Dr. Alison Allan, a Lawson scientist in the London Regional Cancer Program, is a national […]
    Dr. Alison Allan, a Lawson scientist in the London Regional Cancer Program, is a national leader in the study of circulating tumour cells (CTCs). Dr. Allan’s lab has developed unique blood tests to track metastasis – the spread of cancer from the original tumour to other sites in the body – by measuring the number of CTCs in a patient’s blood stream.
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  • Simple blood test could save lives after surgery

    Simple blood test could save lives after surgery

    The VISION study, led by Dr. P.J. Devereaux at Hamilton Health Sciences, found that a […]
    The VISION study, led by Dr. P.J. Devereaux at Hamilton Health Sciences, found that a simple blood test could save lives after surgery. "The effects of surgery anywhere in the body create a perfect milieu for damage to heart tissue," said Dr. Devereaux. "We now know that we need to become more involved in care and monitoring after surgery to ensure that patients at risk have the best chance for a good recovery." Read the blog post here.
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