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Scientists uncover a better way to kill cancer cells

A new paper published in Molecular Cell by senior author Dr. David Andrews suggests a new approach to chemotherapy drugs that may be more effective than current methods. The research shows a new way to target “guardian proteins” that slow down programmed cell death, using switch-like activation by allosteric inhibitors. Read more of the story here.

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Personalizing cancer therapy through imaging: A look inside the Andrews lab

The video above is a look inside Andrews lab, where scientists are using advanced imaging, robots and artificial intelligence to monitor how cancer cells respond to various treatment combinations. This information can be used to guide studies in precision medicine to develop optimal drug combinations tailored to individual cancer patients. Read more of the story...

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An incubator of medical innovation

Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences at SRI, was interviewed by The Globe and Mail about the state of the art Opera FLIM system which was developed at the DWA lab in collaboration with the industry. Please click here for a pdf of the article. Photo: Tim Fraser http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/advsunnybrook/healing-the-future/an-incubator-of-medical-innovation/article13116883/  

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Seeing Things

Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences at SRI, was awarded a Leading Edge Fund grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation worth $2,469,665. Please click here for the complete article.

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His Excellency Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada Visits Dr. David Andrews Lab

Dr. David Andrews, director of biological sciences at SRI, demonstrating the Opera system, an automated high-content screening microscope that can take 100,000 pictures a day without anyone being there to His excellency, Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada. Dr. Andrews is using the system in his work on cell death. Photo: Dough Nicholson 2012_Nexus

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Research Article from Sunnybrook Research Institute

Dr. David Andrews featured in the annual Suunybrook Research Magazine where he talks about his research goals and his future plans for research at Sunnybrook Research Institute. http://andrewslab.ca/common/pdf/sri.pdf

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