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Charité scientists decipher mechanism to prevent programmed cell death of nerve cells

Oxygen and glucose are the food of our brain. If they are absent, such as during a stroke, nerve cells die. An international research team at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and McMaster University, Canada, has discovered a novel mechanism to prevent this cell death. The results of the study have now been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

* Excerpt from Charité University Hospitals

 

Research Article from Sunnybrook Research Institute

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Dr. David Andrews featured in the annual Suunybrook Research Magazine where he talks about his research goals and his future plans for research at Sunnybrook Research Institute.

His Excellency Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada Visits Dr. David Andrews Lab

SRIDr. David Andrews, director of biological sciences at SRI, demonstrating the Opera system, an automated high-content screening microscope that can take 100,000 pictures a day without anyone being there to His excellency, Right Honourable David Johnston, The Givernor General of Canada. Dr. Andrews is using the system in his work on cell death.
Photo: Dough Nicholson

Seeing Things

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Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences at SRI, was awarded a Leading Edge Fund grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation worth $2,469,665. Please click here for the complete article.

An incubator of medical innovation

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Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences at SRI, was interviewed by The Globe and Mail about the state of the art Opera FLIM system which was developed at the DWA lab in collaboration with the industry. Please click here for a pdf of the article.

Photo: Tim Fraser