Unlocking the genetic cause of cystic fibrosis, and identifying treatments, has moved the prognosis from near certain death in infancy, to a median survival in Canada of 52 years.
Neutrons are useful in research and medicine. A proposed neutron production facility could help further Canadian research and provide a source of neutrons for medical purposes.
World Down Syndrome Day is marked on March 21 annually. Canadian scientists have helped improve the quality of life of those affected.
Eight years ago, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research was shut down. Revisiting the vision of late Alberta premier Peter Lougheed may help raise Canada’s research profile.