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Decoding the brain-body communication system

September 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm How the liver communicates with the brain in chronic disease more →

Medical researchers discover mechanism for regulating inflammation

September 8, 2016 | 9:00 am Finding by Kris Chadee and Leanne Mortimer provides insight for treating people with inflammatory diseases more →

Enzymes from carnivorous plant could help people digest gluten

August 3, 2016 | 8:30 am Cumming School researcher David Schriemer looks to pitcher plant for clues to treating celiac disease more →

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.