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Revolutionary, Homegrown Documentation Software Now in Clinical Trials

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Homegrown Scientist Key to Ground-Breaking Cancer Care Research

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Clinical Trials: As Secret as Superman's Identity?

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What Is Molecular Imaging?

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Government Partners Key to Research Efforts

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Molecular Imaging & TBRRI's New Cyclotron: A Short Overview

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XLV's next steps to commercialization

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Research and Teaching Directly Improve Patient Care

The ideal hospital is one that combines excellent clinical care, teaching and research.  That sounds obvious, but it does not happen by accident.

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Four students from Brazil studying at Lakehead University worked on undergrad research at TBRRI this past summer on various HIFU projects.  From left: Lais Mendes, Rafael Ramos, Cleiton Santos, Dr. Laura Curiel, and Bruno Adamczyk.

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Premier Kathlee Wynne (right) with Dr. Laura Curiel (centre), Minister Michael Gravelle (left), and Minister Bill Mauro (right, partially obscured) touring TBRRI's wet lab.  This past July, the province invested a further $4 million into our growing research program. Part 3 of a three-part series.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne's  $4 million announcement this past July may actually help boost the local economy by $12 million, creating 29 jobs and promoting new possible revenue streams for TBRRI. Part 2 of a three-part series.

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Keith Taylor, Co-Chair of the PFA Advisory Council, said that research is important to local healthcare because it has a direct impact on patient care.  Thanks to wise investments in health research by our community through TBRHSF's Health Discovery Fund, we are Bringing Discoveries to Life and together, making our region healthier, wealthier, and smarter.

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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is one of nine CAHO member hospitals currently implementing the Transitional Discharge Model (TDM).

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Scientists like Dr. Chris Phenix, Dr. Boguslaw Tomanek, and Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe at Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute are developing future treatment techniques that will help patients right here in Northwestern Ontario.

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Dr. Naana Jumah returns to her home town for cutting-edge HIFU research.

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Implantable devices such as stents made with stainless steel without a coating can cause inflammation, allergic reactions, and clot formation.  However, devices coated with titanium nitride or titanium oxide have shown overall fewer adverse effects.

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Lakehead University, in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), has developed a university program that will provide practical skills development in imaging technology invention, development, and entrepreneurship.

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Dr. Naana Jumah received a $300,000 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translations Fellowship award to develop a research program in the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids using MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

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Northwestern Ontario faces certain health challenges that most other areas of the province do not.

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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), along with their research arm, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) is a proud member of CAHO. They contribute significantly to the region’s economy and health care system, making us healthier, wealthier and smarter.

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Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage.

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fMRI helps map brain activity by measuring oxygen levels in specific regions of the brain over time. Using this method, Dr. Lawrence-Dewar is investigating how the brain “rewires” itself after a stroke.

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The 16th Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference (CSSTC) will be held in Thunder Bay from August 12 - 16, 2013.

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Guests and staff of Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre were challenged to think about what needs to change in order to enhance care and improve service delivery.

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Working together with women and healthcare providers from First Nations communities has been critical to research into improving screening rates and reducing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cervical cancer among First Nations women in Northwestern Ontario.

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Most people understand how clinical trials help future patients. But few realize how much a clinical trial can improve their own healthcare, right now.

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A Thunder Bay scientist has received a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society to develop a new imaging technology.

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The Province of Ontario provided $1 million towards the purchase of the polarizer to support the research of Dr. Mitch Albert, scientist at TBRRI and Research Chair and Professor of Chemistry at Lakehead University.

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Without research, there's no future.  We'd be stuck in our current ways for the rest of time. 

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The research of Dr. Zehbe and her team focuses on infectious agents such as bacteria or viruses which have been identified as carcinogens. Her lab is interested in virus-related cancer using high risk, human papillomavirus (HPV).

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The research activity that has catapulted TBRHSC into Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals is attributed to the ongoing success of its research arm, the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI).

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Can Thunder Bay become a world-renowned centre for medical imaging research? As a matter of fact, it already is…

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The Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute unveiled its new Strategic Plan 2012-2016 this fall, keeping its emphasis on what it calls patient-centred research in the field of medical imaging.

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One of the exciting things about the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) is the economic impact of research on the region.

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Dr. Jane Lawrence-Dewar, one of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute’s (TBRRI) newest scientists, will be doing extensive research into stroke using an imaging technique called “functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging” or fMRI.

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$600,000 CIHR Grant Supports Cervical Screening Research Study Focused on Northwestern Ontario First Nations Women

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Thunder Bay scientist publishes leading paper on breakthrough technique for imaging brain function

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The Cyclotron and its role in medical research and diagnostics                                     

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Thunder Bay is home to a new medical imaging start-up company: XLV Diagnostics Inc.

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