How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise

Senior scientist Dr. Lynn Megeney holds a heart model in his lab.

A protein can trick the heart into pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise and pregnancy. This could lead to new treatments for heart failure.

World-first trial of stem cells for septic shock sets stage for larger study

Clinical trial participant Charles Berniqué laughs with his wife..

Charles Berniqué was part of a clinical trial using stem cells to treat a deadly infection. Researchers will continue to study this promising therapy in more patients.

Radical new ideas for treating and preventing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Michael Schlossmacher in his lab.

Dr. Michael Schlossmacher's work is inspired by his patients and fuelled by a desire to challenge assumptions about neurodegenerative disease.

Taking cancer-fighting viruses to the next level

Viruses that are modified to only attack cancer cells.

New lab studies show how drugs that target the immune system could help cancer-fighting viruses attack difficult-to-treat breast cancer and colon cancer.

Making research results available to improve health

Four researchers who help scientists publish in a clear and transparent way

Helping researchers publish their results in a clear and transparent way could lead to big improvements in health care.

Tragedy to triumph: scientist makes major discovery while recovering from stroke

Dr. Xiaohui Zha in her lab.

Dr. Xiaohui Zha's passion for her research was a powerful part of her recovery from stroke. Her dedication recently paid off with a major discovery about cholesterol.