Jeffrey Gagnon, PhD

Department of Biology, Laurentian University Investigating the role of H2S in the regulation of ghrelin secretion Ghrelin, a hormone produced in the endocrine cells of the stomach, regulates several aspects of metabolic health, including appetite...

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Kaitlyn McLachlan, PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Guelph Evaluating novel neurobiomarkers in the identification of adults with FASD using portable eye tracking and EEG technology Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are overrepresented...

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Noam Miller, PhD

Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University Exploring neural mechanisms of social behavior using zebrafish (Danio rerio) (l to r) Ramy Ayoub, Mackenzie Schultz, Noam Miller, Chelsey Damphousse This research study uses zebrafish, a small...

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Roxane Paulin, PhD

Department of Medicine, Université Laval Targeting ErbB2 by TAK-165 reverses pulmonary hypertension in vitro and in vivo Roxane Paulin and her Groupe de Recherche en Hypertension Pulmonaire, Université Laval In pulmonary hypertension (high blood...

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2016 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2016 Discovery Award recipients. Six grants were funded in the 2016 competition out of 50 applications. The successful Discovery Award recipients are: Jeanette Boudreau, PhD, Dalhousie University...

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2015 Friesen Prize Public Lecture

Following Sir Paul Nurse’s December 7, 2015 Friesen Prize Lecture at the University of Ottawa entitled “The Fundamental Significance of Discovery Science in the Creative Process,” distinguished leaders in health science and education gathered for...

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Friesen Prize public forum 2015

The Banting Research Foundation has partnered with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and Friends of CIHR to support the 2015 Henry G. Friesen International Prize Program and its expert roundtable discussions informing the contribution of...

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Grant Recipients 2015

In 2015, the following early-career researchers received Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards: Jeffrey Chen, PhD, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines Jeremy Hirota, PhD, University of...

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Jeffrey Chen, PhD

VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines (Photo: Trenna Brusky, VIDO InterVac) Tuberculosis is a serious global health problem, with one-third of the world’s population having been...

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