For this proof-of-principle study, researchers at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health (GOS ICH) and the UCL Cancer Institute modified the patient’s own T-cells (a type of immune cell), equipping them to recognise and kill neuroblastoma tumour cells. Twelve children with relapsed or refractory (where the disease...
Provincial health officials say they are working on British Columbia's plan to handle COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, says Dr. Ross Brown of Vancouver Coastal Health will join the group working to organize the logistics around the distribution of vaccines. B.C. recorded another 13 deaths and 738...
Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the province's total active cases to 114. Twelve of the new cases are in the central health zone, with one case each in the northern and western zones. Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 2,253 tests Wednesday. An additional 856...
Ottawa Public Health is reporting that 23 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, a slight increase over the day before, but still well below the province's hot spots in the GTA. However, four more people in Ottawa have lost their lives to the coronavirus. Health Minister Christine...
A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has demonstrated the effectiveness of an inexpensive molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea and meningococcal meningitis. These two infections affect millions of people worldwide. The results of this research, led by Professor Frédéric...
Salt that crystallizes with sharp edges is the killer ingredient in the development of a reusable mask because any COVID-19 droplets that land on it would be quickly destroyed, says a researcher who is being recognized for her innovation. Ilaria Rubino, a recent PhD graduate from the department of chemical...
Ottawa Public Health is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, on a day when the number of new cases across Ontario reached a new high watermark. Across the province, 1,589 new cases and 19 new deaths were reported. The previous high point was 1,588 cases on...
The Windsor Essex County Health Unit reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday bringing the weekend total of new cases to 80. Of Sunday’s confirmed cases, 19 are close contacts of a confirmed case, three are local health care workers, one is community acquired, one is a farm workers and...
Health Canada has approved the use of an antibody drug developed by Vancouver company AbCellera Biologics to help treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The move comes as AbCellera — which has formed a partnership with U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to produce and distribute the drug — revealed...
Saskatchewan reported its highest single-day increase of COVID-19 on Saturday with 439 new cases, bringing the provincial caseload to 6,237. The majority of the new cases are in Saskatoon, the province’s north and Regina. Below is a breakdown of where the new cases are located: Far North West: 9 Far North East: 13 North...