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Sunday, April 18, 2004  At the Brink
In 2041, 10 million Canadians will be aged 65 and over. With this aging explosion will come a surge in the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias, and the cognitive aftershocks of stroke. This pushes neurosciences researchers Drs. Sandra Black and Simon Graham to test relentlessly the edge of possibility in their work.  | PDF fileDownload story / full media release  (new window)
 
Sunday, April 18, 2004  Chronic Care
A cure may not be the only path to a happy ending. What if you could live with cancer for many years by taking drugs with few side effects? That's Dr. Robert Kerbel's dream. He and his team are working to turn advanced cancer into a chronic disease that can be controlled, like diabetes.  | PDF fileDownload story / full media release  (new window)
 
Sunday, April 18, 2004  Deconstructing T Cell Development
Remarkably, there now is a way to create T cells from stem cells in a Petri dish, thanks to SWRI senior scientist Dr. Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker and his then-graduate student, Thomas Schmitt. In 2002, they did what previously was undoable.  | PDF fileDownload story / full media release  (new window)
 
Thursday, January 1, 2004  Dramatic Difference
Ross Gray develops untraditional ways to communicate the results of cancer research to patients, their families and health care professionals.  | PDF fileDownload story / full media release  (new window)
 
Thursday, January 1, 2004  Challenging the Known
Miles Johnston discovers how cerebrospinal fluid really exits the brain, pointing toward future improvements in treatment for hydrocephalus.  | PDF fileDownload story / full media release  (new window)