Scientists from Children’s Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion.
Left to Right: Lisa Cechetto, Executive Director at WORLDiscoveries®, with Innovator of the Year Co-Recipients, Drs. Len Luyt and Eva Turley
Celebrating the success of leaders in innovation and commercialization, WORLDiscoveries® held their second annual Vanguard Awards on Thursday, September 22 at Windermere Manor. Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) scientists were awarded in all three categories, including Innovator of the Year 2016.
This Café Scientifique featured a panelof three experts (from left to right): Drs. Samuel Asfaha, Chris McIntyre and David O’Gorman
Inflammation is becoming increasingly popular as a “buzzword” for health claims and advice. Chronic or long-term inflammation is being implicated in all major illnesses: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, and even depression and cancer.
On the other hand, acute inflammation is part of the body’s natural response to infection and tissue damage. This happens when the immune system fights against something that may turn out to be harmful – it is crucial to the healing process.