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Dr. DaCosta in the news: CBC Metro Morning
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Listen to Dr. DaCosta discuss the importance of cancer research. Dr. DaCosta on CBC Metro Morning

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FedDev supports Dr DaCosta’s commercialization activities
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Dr Ralph DaCosta accepted $990,000 from FedDev Ontario to pursue commercialization activities. FedDev Ontario Press Release Investing in Business Innovation Initiative Recipients in the Toronto area

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New funding for DaCosta Lab!
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Dr. Ralph DaCosta was awarded a 2014 Innovation Grant from Pancreatic Cancer Canada in collaboration with Dr Shirley Wu [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto] and Dr Ewa Goldys [Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, Macquarie University].

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Publication in Molecular Imaging
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New publication on imaging of HER2 expression in human breast tumors. Dual In Vivo Photoacoustic and Fluorescence Imaging of HER2 Expression in Breast Tumors for Diagnosis, Margin Assessment, and Surgical Guidance

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Publication in ACS Nano
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New publication with our collaborator Dr Shirley Wu [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto] on a multifunctional nanotheranostic system. A multifunctional polymeric nanotheranostic system delivers doxorubicin and imaging agents across the blood-brain barrier targeting brain metastases of breast cancer

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Publication in Journal of Biomedical Optics
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New publication on autofluorescence imaging of bacterial infection and treatment response monitoring in chronic wounds. Autofluorescence imaging device for real-time detection and tracking of pathogenic bacteria in a mouse skin wound model: preclinical feasibility studies

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Congratulations Azusa!
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Azusa Maeda is the recipient of the 2014-2015 University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Peterborough K.M. HUNTER Graduate Studentship.

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Dr. Ralph DaCosta is UNH’s Inventor of the Year
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UHN’s Inventor of the Year award is presented to Dr. Ralph DaCosta for his development of a handheld imaging device that can detect bacterial infections in wounds. http://www.uhnresearch.ca/news/php/readarticle.php?id=49527

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Give your heart a chance: match the muscle to the vessel
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[pdf]http://labs.uhnresearch.ca/rdacosta/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Cardiovasc-Res-2013-Andreadis-1-2.pdf[/pdf]

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Publication in ACS Nano
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New publication with our collaborator Dr. Shirley Wu [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto] on multifunctional albumin-MnO2 nano particles. Multifunctional Albumin–MnO2 Nanoparticles Modulate Solid Tumor Microenvironment by Attenuating Hypoxia, Acidosis, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Enhance Radiation Response

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