Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Historic $130-million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care. Goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per … Continue reading

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Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell to receive honorary degrees from U of T

TORONTO, ON – Over 4,000 students will graduate from the University of Toronto over the next week, and the university will also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments two honorary graduates: Jeanne Lamon and Sir John Bell. Jeanne Lamon C.M., O.Ont. has been … Continue reading

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Rouge Valley teams up with U of T

Nov. 18, 2014 — Rouge Valley Health System and the University of Toronto have signed a formal community affiliation agreement that will benefit health professions students, patients and the community. The agreement between the Rouge Valley Health System and the … Continue reading

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Director-General of UNESCO to be Presented with Papers of Pioneering Insulin Researchers at University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON — Media are invited to take photos on Tuesday, November 18, of Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, as Christina Cameron, President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, presents to her the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book … Continue reading

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Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes

TORONTO, ON – Personalized dietary advice based on a person’s genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current “one-size-fits-all” dietary recommendations, says a University of Toronto researcher. The findings were published online November 14 in the journal PLOS ONE.‎ “We … Continue reading

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Indigenous Health: Finding a Better Way

TORONTO, ON – Canada’s Indigenous people suffer from very high rates of disease, injury and malnutrition. The University of Toronto is tackling problems like these with the first conference to educate doctors, nurses and other providers on how to better … Continue reading

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Sorting bloodborne cancer cells to better predict spread of disease

TORONTO, ON – For most cancer patients, primary tumours are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumours – tumours that spread from their original location to other parts of the body – that are the cause … Continue reading

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U of T team launches search for new Ebola treatments using artificial intelligence

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto, Chematria and IBM are combining forces in a quest to find new treatments for the Ebola virus. Using a virtual research technology invented by Chematria, a startup housed at U of T’s Impact … Continue reading

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University of Toronto researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss

Toronto, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients. Until now, scientists haven’t understood why about a third … Continue reading

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Alternative hospital funding proposal risky says study

TORONTO, ON – A new study says Canadian federal and provincial policymakers should be wary of funding hospitals through an activity-based funding (ABF) model. This study is the first systemic review of worldwide evidence on ABF. It involved 19 researchers … Continue reading

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