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Pap testing stalled at 72.4 per cent

Pap testing stalled at 72.4 per cent

According to the most recent data available, the participation rate for Pap testing in northwestern Ontario is 72.4 per cent – just shy of the provincial average of 72.5 per cent,… Read more »

HP Xenon MRI: The next  giant leap in imaging?

HP Xenon MRI: The next giant leap in imaging?

Post-grad Ian Ball (left) and graduate student Tao Li conducting studies on hyperpolarized xenon gas as a “contrast” for MRI imaging. Mitch Albert (right), a pioneer in the field, will… Read more »

New VP of research has big plans for Thunder Bay

New VP of research has big plans for Thunder Bay

Dr. Michael Wood, the new vice-president of research at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is planning to help bring the hospital and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute to… Read more »

Cancer research wins competition

Cancer research wins competition

Rna Diagnostics Inc., a cancer diagnostics research company co-founded by Sudbury-based researcher Dr. Amadeo Parissenti, claimed the top prize earlier this year at a new business venture competition in Toronto.Rna… Read more »

Noted MRI scientist joins Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute

Noted MRI scientist joins Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute

Dr. Mitchell Albert has joined Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute as a professor and research chair. Recruited to Thunder Bay from the University of Massachusetts, Mitchell… Read more »

Tornado Medical Systems on a hiring spree in Thunder Bay

Tornado Medical Systems on a hiring spree in Thunder Bay

Tornado Medical Systems (TMS) is recruiting senior and junior software developers, senior and junior electrical, mechanical and optical engineers, and experienced engineering project managers for its Thunder Bay product development… Read more »

Chloroquine eyed as anti-cancer drug

Chloroquine eyed as anti-cancer drug

Dr. Hoyun Lee, a career scientist at Sudbury Regional Hospital’s Regional Cancer Program, sees hope for chloroquine as cancer drug. Dr. Hoyun Lee, a career scientist at Sudbury Regional Hospital’s… Read more »

Algae eyed as source of nutraceuticals and biodiesel

Algae eyed as source of nutraceuticals and biodiesel

Laura Douglas, a Masters student at Laurentian University, and Judith Girulis, a PhD in Biochemistry, are members of the research team working toward the development of a commercial-scale bioreactor to… Read more »

PhD student unravels mystery of flaxseed oil

PhD student unravels mystery of flaxseed oil

Alison Buckner, a PhD student at Laurentian University, is conducting research on the effects of flaxseed oil on cancer cells. Allison Buckner, a PhD student at Laurentian University, has confirmed… Read more »

Researchers co-ordinate multi-site brain study

Researchers co-ordinate multi-site brain study

Brain study participants, left to right, are John Clack, study facilitator and occupational therapist at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay; Melissa Felteau, co-investigator, clinical research educator and meditation… Read more »

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