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August 2011

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Rheumatoid arthritis genetic link explains severity
CBC reports on a study published in Nature Genetics by Dr. Katherine Siminovitch, Senior Investigator and the Sherman Family Research Chair in Genomic Medicine at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute and Dr. Edward Keystone, Director of the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease. The study uncovers a pivotal new clue in the development of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases have obtained significant new insights into the causes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, lupus and Graves disease.

The Key to Keeping the Elderly at Home
Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics was the guest on CBC Radio One's Ontario Today where he spoke about  transforming the way seniors are cared for in hospital.

Adult illnesses may begin in the womb
Dr. Stephe Lye, associate director of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute spoke with the Globe and Mail about his Connaught Global Health Challenge Award that will be use to explore how how early environments may have an impact on long term health.

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