January 2016

Introducing The Krembil: the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). The Krembil informs the Toronto Western Hospital community, external stakeholders and interested community members about the exciting news and innovative research happening at the Krembil Research Institute.

In this special "Year in Review" issue you can read about the top news stories of 2015:

You can also catch up on some of the Krembil Research Institute's highest impact discoveries from the last year:

Donald Weaver, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Director, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network

Krembil Research Institute Renaming a 2015 Highlight

The Toronto Western Hospital ended a successful 2015 by renaming its research arm the Krembil Research Institute. The renaming honours the Krembil family, whose name now appropriately graces the Institute after years of supporting world class research. This support, now totaling $80 million, helps make it possible for Krembil scientists—who are relentlessly working to cure degenerative diseases—to significantly impact health care. [Read More]

Krembil is a Canadian Leader in Brain, Eye and Bone Research

A recent analysis of articles published by Krembil Research Institute Scientists, Senior Scientists, Affiliate Scientists and Clinician Investigators over the 2010–2014 time period shows that the Institute ranked first in the number of publications, citations and highly cited papers when compared to other selected research hospitals across Canada. These results demonstrate the wealth of research activity at Krembil Research Institute. [Read More]

Arthritis Linked to Vascular Disease

Study shows patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a higher risk of vascular-related death. [Learn More]
Parkinson Disease: Networks that Control Memory Decline

Parkinson disease patients with memory loss have significantly reduced dopamine transmission in the brain. [Learn More]
Blood Molecule a Bad Influence

New study reveals that a blood factor causes immune cells to malfunction in Lupus patients. [Learn More]
Glaucoma: Connecting the Dots

Findings reveal how nerves in the eye develop and connect with a visual region of the brain. [Learn More]
Parkinson Disease: How Deep Brain Stimulation Works

Deep brain stimulation offers help to those with the most advanced stages of Parkinson disease. [Learn More]
Osteoarthritis: Eating Away at the Joint

A study led by Dr. Mohit Kapoor reveals a new mechanism responsible for osteoarthritis. [Learn More]
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