New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered

New drug combats “priority pathogens” Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats two of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. Without affecting healthy cells, the drug, dubbed PEG-2S, prevents the […]

Protecting hearts

Berry compound shows remarkable promise Eating blackberries and black elderberries might protect your heart and prevent high blood pressure. That’s what Drs. Jeffrey Wigle and Thomas Netticadan of St. Boniface Hospital are trying to prove. “In nature, plants produce compounds called polyphenols when they are under stress,” explains Dr. Netticadan, Principal Investigator, Heart Failure Research […]

Don of a new day

Cardiac patient says thank you with an endowment It started with pain on the right side of his chest after a workout in November 2015. As it worsened, Don Phillips went to emergency at St. Boniface Hospital. Blood tests, an X-ray, and an electrocardiogram were all normal, but Dr. Erik Smith wasn’t satisfied with that. […]

John Graham, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Board Chair, receives the William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award

Volunteer Manitoba honours long-time community volunteer for fundraising passion and leadership St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Board Chair, John Graham, has been awarded Volunteer Manitoba’s William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award. Volunteer Manitoba receives hundreds of applicants each year. “Manitoba’s volunteers continue to lead by example, inspiring others to get involved and transforming their communities. The […]

A thousand hours of care

St. Boniface Hospital takes quality to heart “By donating to the Foundation, people ensure that health care professionals have the tools they need to save lives and make lives better.” Ken Dayment’s heart doesn’t work so well. But when it comes to keeping a positive outlook and living the highest possible quality of life, he […]