John Humphrey pictured in front of his house

John Humphrey of Windsor is living proof that people who have had a stroke can show recovery years later. Humphrey’s recovery, which began 23 years after he suffered a stroke that caused paralysis in his left arm as a teenager, was noted by researchers at Lawson and Western University. Photo credit: Paul Mayne, Western University.

A Windsor man who regained use of his hand 23 years after having had a stroke is being described as a “remarkable” case by researchers who have tracked his recovery. The rare case challenges the conventional belief that stroke recovery occurs early or not at all.

New magazine highlights the impact of Lawson research on patient care

Lawson Health Research Institute has launched the inaugural issue of Lawson Link, a new magazine created to increase awareness about hospital-based research in London.

The research stories found in the magazine demonstrate the quality and impact of Lawson research, the breadth of areas where we are making a difference in patient care, and the contributions we have made to London’s knowledge economy.

Screenshot from "The Promised Land"

A still from The Promised Land film

Film illustrates the benefits of the Fermented Food for Life project

Dr. Gregor Reid, a world-renowned probiotics researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, can now add the title of movie consultant to his resume. As part of his Fermented Food for Life (FFFL) project, Dr. Reid created a storyline which was made into a feature film titled The Promised Land by producer Charles Liburd. The film is set in Kenya and features the story of two young soccer players who are bullied by older kids. When their mother begins to produce probiotic yogurt their lives begin to improve.