Category Archives: Health & Medicine

New compound may lead to development of cheaper anti-cancer drugs

TORONTO, ON – A new compound developed at the University of Toronto Scarborough could play an important role in developing cheaper anti-cancer drugs. Professor Bernie Kraatz, chair of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at U of T Scarborough, … Continue reading

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Appointment of Dr. Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair of Pharmacy Management

TORONTO, ON – The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management following a lengthy global search. Professor Austin … Continue reading

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Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine announce new VP Education and Associate Dean

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alison Freeland as the new Vice President of Education and Associate Dean, Medical Education (Regional). “Dr. Freeland is … Continue reading

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How to treat a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections?

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that Candida albicans – a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections – rarely develops resistance to combination drug therapy and, when it becomes resistant, it also becomes less … Continue reading

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Merck gives $7.5 million to the Structural Genomics Consortium at U of T

TORONTO, ON – Global healthcare leader Merck has joined the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto with a $7.5 million contribution. The SGC is a public-private partnership that supports the discovery of new medicines through open access … Continue reading

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U of T researchers call for greater transparency in vaccine decision-making

TORONTO, ON – A group of University of Toronto researchers is urging the world’s health authorities to overhaul the way vaccine decisions are made and communicated, saying such decisions should no longer be made behind closed doors. The decision by … Continue reading

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Elton John AIDS Foundation supports the International Human Rights Program’s project investigating the negative impact of Canada’s policies on refugees with HIV

TORONTO, ON – The International Human Rights program (IHRP) has received a $75,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to launch a project exposing the negative impact of Canada’s refugee policies on some of the world’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

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Machine learning reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders

TORONTO, ON — In the decade since the genome was sequenced in 2003, scientists, engineers and doctors have struggled to answer an all-consuming question: Which DNA mutations cause disease? A new computational technique developed at the University of Toronto may … Continue reading

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Northern Biologics to develop antibody therapeutics in Toronto

TORONTO, ON — A collaboration of Toronto-area academic and industry partners, including the University of Toronto (U of T), Canadian biotechnology incubator Blueline Bioscience (Blueline), and University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (UHN), has announced the creation of a … Continue reading

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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and University of Toronto sign historic Memorandum of Understanding to explore education and research collaborations

TORONTO, ON–The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Toronto (U of T), through the Faculty of Medicine, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education … Continue reading

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