Exercise eases traumatic brain injury

It may be small, but a study of military traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exercise will produce one piece of a puzzle whose long-term effects we have only begun to understand. University of Ottawa researchers are searching for how best to treat the enigmatic injury. As of mid-July, they were looking for four pairs of subjects: Ottawa-area...
  • Searching Out Longevity

    July 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    ILLUSTRATION: Anne Horst/www.i2iart.com “I don’t have a secret. I’m just lucky.” World War II veteran Thyra Read offers a quick response when asked how she manages to stay so young. The former nursing sister may be just 11 years shy of her 100th birthday, but...
  • Our Master Cells

    May 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    ILLUSTRATION: ELENA PANKOVA; PHOTO: NATALIE SALAT The Sprott Centre uses a range of high-tech lab equipment (inset). The fact that Jennifer Molson can now motor around Ottawa in a stick-shift car is something of a wonder–not because it’s a complex task, but because Molson was...
  • A Prescription For Change

    March 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    ILLUSTRATION: SCOTT PAGE In a country that spends $25 billion on drugs every year, it’s no wonder Canadians are getting to know their pharmacists pretty well. They may also notice that, these days, pharmacists are doing a lot more than “count, pour, lick and stick”;...
  • Diving Into Clinical Trials

    January 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    ILLUSTRATION: SCOTT PAGE “We’re looking at a black fishbowl. You can’t see through it.” When it comes to clinical trials in Canada, whether for drugs, medical devices or other health interventions, ethics expert Dr. Michael McDonald says the culture of secrecy around the design, conduct...
  • ILLUSTRATION: BERNADETTE LAU Jodie Boltuc may be putting it bluntly, but it’s only because she is passionate about her intended career: nursing. “You’ve got everything from bedside care and community nursing to research,” says the fourth-year student at Ryerson University’s school of nursing in Toronto....
  • Pain In The Brain

    May 1, 2006 by Natalie Salat
    Pain really is all in the mind–well, the brain, actually. When you slam your finger in the car door, though it is your finger that may be throbbing, how you perceive and react to that pain–fainting, swearing, jumping out of your skin–depends on what is...
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