Category Archives: Health & Medicine

$27-million investment to fast-track stem cell research at U of T

Toronto, ON – Discovering stem cells here was just the beginning. Now, the University of Toronto is pushing the frontiers of regenerative medicine even further with a $27-million investment in 20 transformative projects. The team projects, which range from attempting … Continue reading

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U of T Lab Retrofit “An Historic Investment In Canadian Science And Innovation”

Toronto, ON –  In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade almost half of … Continue reading

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JLABS gives U of T startups a place to call home

Nanovista is one of the first 22 up-and-coming companies selected to be part of JLABS @ Toronto, an innovative research centre designed to advance bio/pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health programs. “Being a part of JLABS brings us one step closer … Continue reading

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Understanding and Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the World Health Organization are proud to launch the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency for the Pharmaceutical Sector with a policy workshop and celebration at the Leslie Dan Faculty of … Continue reading

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University of Toronto faculty, alumni inducted into Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame

Toronto, ON – Members of University of Toronto’s faculty and alumni will be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame at a ceremony taking place today at McMaster University, taking four of this year’s six spots. “This is something … Continue reading

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Yeast Against the Machine: Bakers’ Yeast Could Improve Diagnosis

Toronto, ON – It’s easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can’t exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Professor Fritz Roth is setting out to change this by going to basics — to our … Continue reading

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New Network Launched to Address Diabetes Complications

Toronto, ON – A new national research network was launched today to transform the health outcomes of individuals with diabetes and its related complications. It will be led by two of Canada’s top researchers in the field and includes researchers conducting … Continue reading

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Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice

Toronto, ON – Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from … Continue reading

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Childhood pre-migration health and circumstances shed light on the “healthy migrant effect”

Toronto, ON — Studies have shown that immigrants to the U.S., Canada, and Australia tend to be healthier and live longer than non-immigrants in their host countries, once adjustments have been made for income and education. There has been a … Continue reading

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Oncology for pharmacists: A person-centred approach to caring for people living with cancer

Toronto, ON – The Office of Continuous Professional Development at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario, is introducing the first comprehensive program in the province for pharmacists focused on caring for … Continue reading

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