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Canada can’t afford to leave research out of the innovation conversation [The Hill Times]

To date, in the hopes of commercializing key biopharma products like vaccines, Canada has delivered significant dollars directly to companies. While this will certainly help bolster the industry—or at least elements of its operation—what’s further needed are investments in fundamental research in health and biomedicine. To continue reading about the need to further fund innovation,…

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In the global race for science talent, is Canada investing enough? [Policy Options]

Now is the time for Canada to also invest in people, and in particular young people. For our part, the Banting Research Foundation, and the Dr. Charles H. Best Foundation have proposed creating a discovery-investigator program on par with our global competitors for Canada’s most-talented young scientists who can contribute to the fields of health and biomedicine. To…

New Mitacs-Banting Fellowship Program will Address Climate Change, Health and Equity
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New Mitacs-Banting Fellowship Program will Address Climate Change, Health and Equity

Toronto — A new partnership between Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation will address health disparity and inequality in Canada to support postdoctoral scholars in research to reduce the health risks and inequities caused by climate change. The Mitacs-Banting Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship will help Canada lead the world in understanding the links between health, equity,…

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners
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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce that the 2021 Discovery Award in Data Science scholars are Drs. Glen McGee and Alanna Weisman. Dr. Glen McGee intends to develop statistical tools to characterize and correct biases that arise from the analysis of electronic health records of patients with autism spectrum disorder.…

96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners
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96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners

Every year, the Foundation presents six awards but this year is special. To mark the centenary year of the discovery of insulin, we have partnered with Mitacs to double the number of awards. A very special thanks to our partners Mitacs, Jarislowsky Foundation and the Centre of Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario, and all…

Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards
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Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards

Toronto, ON – Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the 96th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards.  This year, 12 investigators – 50% of whom are women – have been awarded one-year grants of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects. The goal of this…

Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…
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Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…

Dr. Lou Siminovitch (Discovery Award recipient 1958) was a lover of science – an outstanding Canadian scientist who made brilliant contributions to cell virology, stem cell research and the field of genetics. As a scientific visionary, he mentored and influenced several generations of scientists, which will surely have a lasting impact for generations to come. Dr. Siminovitch also held positions…

New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers
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New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers

OTTAWA — Mitacs is expanding its support for early career researchers across Canada by funding six new Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards, valued at $25,000 each, for researchers in the first three years of a faculty position following their post-doctoral fellowship. The new Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards are for researchers in biomedical sciences undertaking health research…

Combat a deadly fungal pathogen with gene-editing technology (CRISPR-Cas)…
Catalyzing Discovery

Combat a deadly fungal pathogen with gene-editing technology (CRISPR-Cas)…

While the public is aware of the potentially deadly pathogens invading our hospitals, such as the highly infectious agents C. difficile or drug resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), a newer and much lesser known fungal pathogen has been emerging.  This deadly, multidrug resistant organism, Candida Auris is now causing outbreaks in healthcare settings, like hospitals or…

Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…
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Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…

York University Team Works to Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis TRAF1 is a protein our bodies make naturally, and people with a specific variation of TRAF1 have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Removing or adjusting TRAF1 to reduce risk is complex—because this protein has other important roles in our immune system. Our bodies…