Get insight into the innovative research and progress that is improving health in low and middle income countries. Discover how new tools, technologies and programs promote health and well-being across the life course: in adolescence, women, pregnancy, infancy and childhood.
Do you know how music and dance impact brain activity? How electrons can treat psychiatric and neurological conditions? What about the role neuroscience research has in understanding addiction? Or the impact of virtual reality and gaming in rehabilitation? Find out more about the dynamic and developing brain!
Explore the aspects of the environment and of your own genetics that influence your chances of getting diabetes. Learn about the important research discoveries in genetics, metabolism, stem cell reprogramming and immunology that are making it easier to diagnose and treat diabetes while we work towards a cure.
Study the past, present and future of transplantation! Check out why certain cells and organs can be transplanted to help fight various diseases and how important research discoveries are changing the practice of transplantation.
Investigate the importance of the immune system. Uncover what happens when someone’s immune system is missing parts, explore why immunity sometimes goes awry, and understand how we can manipulate our knowledge of immunity to keep people healthier.
Dr. Julie Robillard is the moderator for the 2023 Women in Science event. She shares her source of inspiration for her career and why it's so important to pay attention to the gap between research in the lab and how that knowledge is used in the real world.
Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb is a panellist at this year's Women in Science event. She shares how attending an all-girls Catholic elementary and high school nurtured her confidence, interests and sense of service, leading her to focus on the health of newborns, pregnant women and new mothers locally and abroad.
Dr. Amanda Butler is a panellist at this year's Women in Science event. She shares her insights on the importance of finding inspiring women as role models and the importance of serendipity when following a career path.
New first-of-its-kind research shows that breastfeeding can protect newborns from the asthma risk due to antibiotic exposure. Children who were not breastfed while taking antibiotics had three times the risk of developing asthma compared to those who were breastfed while taking antibiotics.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.