First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

First Canadian study successfully uses phage therapy to stop life-threatening UTIs caused by superbugs

The first Canadian study using phages to treat superbug infections is underway with scientists reporting a preliminary but encouraging initial success story. “You are considered clinically and biologically clear,” Victoria Marshall said as she read a text message from her doctor about the results of her latest tests. It brought her to tears. “Good, I … Read more

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

In 1984, Dr. Daniel Drucker, an endocrinologist at the University of Toronto, discovered a hormone in the human gut that helped pave the way for popular diabetes drugs like Novo Nordisks Ozempic and Wegovy. It’s called a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and its function is to regulate blood sugar levels and suppress appetite. “The early discoveries … Read more