Faculty of Medicine in the Media: November, 2017
Week of November 08 – 14
Canada's AI Experts Backing Ban on Killer Robots (Techvibes)
Dr. Ian Kerr, Professor at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine, co-signed a letter calling on the Australian and Canadian governments to ban killer robots ahead of a United Nations meeting on weapons this month.
Want to lose weight and look young? Intermittent fasting can be key to both (International Business Times)
The article mentions a research team led by Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, found that fasting helps in shedding fat and protects against metabolic dysfunction.
Week of November 01 - 07
Ottawa transplant physician honoured for contribution to global stem cell research (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Harold Atkins', Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Faculty of Medicine, will receive the Till & McCulloch Award for "exceptional contributions to global stem cell research." The article also describes stem cell therapies developed by Dr. Atkins and Dr. Mark Freedman to treat multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
Montfort Hospital's Gets Hearts Beating With New CT Scanner (Ottawa Life Magazine)
In collaboration with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Montfort Hospital is working so that Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner is used to diagnose patients with pulmonary problems, or possible fractures, among other things.
TRADE JUSTICE P.E.I.: All Islanders should be consulted on NAFTA (Charlottetown Guardian)
Dr. Ronald Labonté, Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, wrote an article on the hidden connection between obesity, heart disease and NAFTA-style trade agreements.
Science explores why girls suffer lasting concussion symptoms (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Roger Zemek, Associate Professor and Director Research in the Department of Pediatrics, comments on the premises referenced at an Ottawa concussion symposium, notably whether girls are more vulnerable to concussions than boys, and why girls tend to take longer to recover from concussions.
How a stroke brought new urgency to the work of an Ottawa cholesterol researcher (Ottawa Citizen)
Dr. Xiaohui Zha, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, recounts her experience suffering from a stroke and discusses her work to further understanding of the effects of cholesterol.
Intermittent fasting may be more than a fad (The Varsity)
A research team led by Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, demonstrated that the effects of intermittent fasting without caloric restriction include fat shedding and protection against metabolic dysfunction.