Canadian Clinical Research

Scientists studying carbon monoxide as a possible treatment for sepsis


Excerpt from the Press Release: By Celine Zadorsky Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to an infection triggers excessive inflammation. The inflammatory response can cause damage to organs such as the heart, liver, lungs and brain. While there are currently limited treatments for sepsis, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute…

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Ontario Brain Institute Releases Large Dementia Dataset to Further Accelerate Brain Research, Discovery, and Innovation through Brain-CODE, an Open Science Data Platform


Excerpt from the Press Release: One of the more pressing calls-to-action in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to facilitate more accessible, effective, and seamless data sharing across the worldwide research community. The Ontario Brain Institute’s neuroinformatics platform, Brain-CODE, is achieving just that for global brain disorder research – recently launching their third clinical…

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Calgary’s Amanda Hall wins the $1-million Women in Cleantech Challenge


After three years of navigating the ups and downs of building a new company, the founder and CEO of Summit Nanotech accepted the prize virtually at MaRS Climate Impact. Excerpt from the Press Release: Amanda Hall is now $1 million closer to helping Canada reach its net-zero goals. Today, Hall, founder and CEO of Calgary-based startup Summit…

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Canada gives full approval to J&J’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine


Excerpt from the Press Release: Nov 24 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Wednesday Canada gave full approval to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 years and older, making it the first full approval for the vaccine globally. The vaccine was previously authorised by the country under an interim order. ( Canada, which…

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Moderna Files for Authorization of its COVID-19 Vaccine with Health Canada to Include Children Ages 6-11 Years


Submission based on Phase 2/3 study of SPIKEVAX in children ages 6 to 11 Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that it has submitted for authorization with Health Canada for the evaluation of a 50 µg two-dose series…

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Illumina Supports Canada’s Nationwide COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Initiative


Excerpt from the Press Release: Data from 10,000 individuals affected by SARS-CoV-2 will be used to identify biomarkers that can help predict potential risk of serious disease and support the development of novel therapeutics to combat COVID-19 SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced that its world-class sequencing and bioinformatics solutions…

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Protecting cancer patients from COVID-19: world-first clinical trial tests a novel immune-boosting strategy


Excerpt from the Press Release In the race to find new ways to prevent and treat COVID-19, OICR-supported researchers have launched an innovative clinical trial focussed on strengthening the immune system for one of the most vulnerable populations – cancer patients. The trial involves IMM-101, a preparation of safe, heat-killed bacteria that broadly stimulates the…

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Moderna Announces Health Canada Approves its COVID-19 Vaccine


Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced Health Canada has approved the New Drug Submission (NDS-CV) for SPIKEVAX™ (elasomeran mRNA vaccine), which has been known as COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 12 years…

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Largest study of its kind informs treatment of breast cancer in men


Excerpt from the Press Release: Commonly used recurrence risk tests found to be useful for male patients Breast cancer is usually thought of as a disease that affects women, but many are not aware that men can develop breast cancer as well. Two-hundred and forty men in Canada were diagnosed with the disease in 2020…

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Researchers uncover evolutionary forces at play in the aging of the blood system and identify people at increased risk of blood cancer


Excerpt from the Press Release: Discovery could provide early warning for blood malignancies, triggering proactive screening and enabling early treatment Toronto – (August 17, 2021) As people age, mutations can build up in blood stem cells and their clones in a process known as age-related clonal hematopoiesis, or ARCH. ARCH can be a risk factor…

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