More than 600,000 Canadians live with heart failure, and a further 50,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. But what if there was a way to test for heart failure before the disease has become advanced?
Hamed Hanafi is a busy researcher these days. During the week, the Dalhousie University postdoc is interning with a Halifax-based medical company through a Mitacs Accelerate research project. During the evenings and weekends, he’s pursuing a personal goal of becoming an entrepreneur and getting a passion project off the ground.
Tests. We’ve all had to take them. From multiple choice to those dreaded long-answer questions, it’s an unfortunate reality we must all face. But what if there were a technology that could help treat test anxiety and enhance your decision-making skills under pressure?
Hospital emergency rooms face many challenges including overcrowding due, in part, to repeat visitors. Some are patients with mental health issues or addictions who return because they don’t know where else to go during a crisis. But ERs aren’t always the best places for them.
In the early 1980s, the Canadian health care system was shaken by the tainted blood scandal. The problem saw thousands of Canadians infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood transfusions. From there, new protocols for screening and handling blood products were enacted to prevent the spread of these diseases through blood donation programs.
The devastating impacts of flooding are widely understood, but for Mitacs Globalink intern Ashwini Petchiappan they hit close to home. Ashwini and her family were living in Mumbai when the city experienced a catastrophic flood in 2005.
Thanks to a Mitacs Accelerate partnership with industry, researchers have discovered how a type of dietary fat can provide relief for this disease, and create business opportunities for the treatment of other conditions.