Success stories

 
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From new protections against food-borne illness to enabling more effective treatment for HIV, the Government of Canada's investment in GRDI continues to have a large impact on health research, including the development of a number of promising new treatments for cancer led by researchers at the NRC.
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Government of Canada researchers are unravelling a mystery that scientists around the world have been working on since the 1940s—understanding the genetic mechanisms that enable genes, including AMR genes—to move from one species of bacteria to another, a key element in understanding how AMR is transmitted.
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Research funded by the GRDI has found no evidence to suggest antimicrobial resistance in beef cattle is being transmitted to humans.
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Research funded by the Government of Canada's Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) has revealed that while antimicrobial resistance—AMR—may be transmitted to humans by food crops grown in fields fertilized with manure, readily available technologies can reduce the risk.
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Funding from the federal Genomics Research and Development Initiative Antimicrobial Resistance project (GRDI‑AMR) has enabled researchers at the PHAC to assemble genetic data from thousands of bacterial isolates, as well as the bioinformatics tools needed to use the data to advance AMR research—including how and where antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can circulate among human, food production and the environment.