Professional headshot of Dr. Elizabeth Finnis

Tag: University of Guelph

Improving clarity of health diagnostic tools

Improving clarity of health diagnostic tools

Medical professionals are experts at reading numbers from health diagnostic tools, but what do all the figures really mean? Diagnostic tools – such as electromyography (EMG) to measure skeletal muscle activity – are designed to recognize a certain set of patterns in the signals they’re measuring. But they don’t give information about the underlying biological state causing the signals.

Read more about "Improving clarity of health diagnostic tools"

Novel immune therapy may hold promise for human and canine cancer patients

Novel immune therapy may hold promise for human and canine cancer patients

Clinical trials are underway for bone cancer treatment in large breed dogs that has a human equivalent in young children. Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) are working with 10 American veterinary colleges as members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) comparative oncology (cancer) trials consortium.

Read more about "Novel immune therapy may hold promise for human and canine cancer patients"

Lasting lemur conservation relies on multiple agents

Lasting lemur conservation relies on multiple agents

Most people’s only exposure to lemurs is through the movie Madagascar, which doesn’t give an accurate representation of the endangerment they are facing and the way that their environments and interactions with humans contribute to this problem.

Read more about "Lasting lemur conservation relies on multiple agents"