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Funding for Canada-Wide Rollout of Revolutionary Biomedical IT Resources

Vancouver, November 19, 2009 - Biomedical researchers face many problems as they try to understand and develop new interventions and treatments for disease.

One of the major challenges is the length of time it takes to find the right data and the right way to analyze it. But researchers across Canada got a boost last week when Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE) awarded $927,000 for the C-BRASS (Canadian Bioinformatics Resources As Semantic Services) project.

Results of North America's First Heroin Study (NAOMI)

Vancouver, August 20, 2009 - Published in the August 20th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), results of North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment study (North American Opiate Medication Initiative - NAOMI Study) confirm again that supervised prescribed heroin is a safe and effective treatment for people with chronic heroin addiction who have not benefited from previous treatments.

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