Biotech

Anthony Giovinazzo Receives the 2017 Bloom Burton Award

Anthony Giovinazzo Receives the 2017 Bloom Burton Award TORONTO, September 19, 2017 – Bloom Burton & Co. (“Bloom Burton”), Canada’s leading healthcare-specialized investment banking firm, is pleased to announce Anthony Giovinazzo as the recipient of the inaugural Bloom Burton Award. Mr. G ...

McGill researchers find our bodies are more prone to parasitic infection at night

Does it matter what time it is when you get bitten by that bug? Apparently so, say scientists with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University in Montreal who conclude that the severity of infections caused by bites from sand fleas can vary depending on the hour, finding tha ...

Students with anxiety issues are more likely to overuse marijuana, Canadian study shows

A new study on the effects of marijuana finds that high levels of cannabis use in young adults are linked with both anxiety sensitivity and a condition known as negative urgency, described as the tendency to act impulsively in response to stressful situations. The results show that treating young a ...

Just how big is the hepatitis C market in the United States?

This is a guest post from Rick Shalvoy, CEO, Consumer Health Education Programs The recent FDA approval of AbbVie’s Mavyret™  DAA (direct-acting antiviral) treatment for HCV (hepatitis C virus) has sparked any number of news stories about the beginning of a new “price war” between AbbVie ...

Biotechs And Semiconductors Lead The NASDAQ Charge

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 The U.S. stock market benefited from a lot of the new and a little of the old on Wednesday as the Dow Jones U.S. Biotechnology Index ($DJUSBT) and the Dow Jones U.S. Semiconductors Index ($DJUSSC) posted solid gains to help lead the NASDAQ and NASDAQ 10 ...

My Introduction to Industry

My Introduction to Industry By Wayne Schnarr   In this post, Wayne switches gears from talking about his time in academia, to his foray into industry which marked the beginning of his career in manufacturing. My first industrial position was in 1978 as a research chemist at the Canada Packers Re ...

Could depression be caused by what’s going on in your gut?

We all know that our psychological state of mind can get reflected in our body. We get stressed out over a job interview and what happens? We’re agitated, we start to sweat, we get stomach cramps. But the mind-body process works the other way, too, as more and more research is showing that a per ...

Stomach ulcers can be treated with self-propelling micromachines, study confirms

Scientists have created tiny micromotors which run on stomach acid and can be used to treat bacterial infections of the digestive tract, a nanotechnology first in drug-delivery. In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications, engineers at the University of California San Diego descri ...

Is Canada becoming a medical tourism destination?

Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital   A new report on the international trade in medical tourism says that governments around the world are ramping up their efforts to lure in wealthy foreigners for medical treatment. And that includes Canada, where the practice is seen as a lucrative revenue source ...

3 ETFs tracking top Canadian stocks—just 2 are buys

These ETFs mostly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian exchanges. Each fund mirrors, or tracks, the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as solar power and biotechnology. Of course, you pay broker ...