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Engineering the next generation of nanomaterial for biomedical applications

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing science of producing and utilizing nano-sized particles invisible to the naked eye. In biomedicine, nanosilver is one of the most studied nanomaterials because of its natural antibacterial, antifungal, and even anti-inflammatory properties. Also, due to its unique

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk: Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon

At first glance, Donna May Kimmaliardjuk may seem like an average twenty-something-year-old. She is peppy, full of zest and, despite having worked a string of 12-hour long shifts with unpredictable on-call demands, her spirit is as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel. At 28, Kimmaliardjuk, or “Dr. K” as

BRUISE CONTROL-2: Continued vs. interrupted anticoagulation therapy?

BRUISE CONTROL-2: Continued vs. Interrupted use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Pacemaker or Defibrillator Surgery Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is common among patients requiring pacemaker or defibrillator surgery. However, the results of a new study led by Dr. David H. Birnie, MD, staff

Project Rise-Up: Helping Women Recover from Cardiac Surgery

One thing we know about women’s hearts is that they are different. Gender differences have been identified in the recognition, treatment and recovery from heart disease related illness, but there are anatomical differences that can affect a woman’s recovery from cardiac surgery. One post-surgical

Intermittent fasting helps fight obesity

Did you know periods of sporadic fasting can be beneficial for the metabolism? Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks. This is according to a

Heart Institute CCC 2017 Program Guide

Nearly 70 Ottawa Heart Institute program items will be on tap this year at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver. Topics range widely across basic research, clinical research and clinical practice. Our program guide will help you find them all. Download the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular

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