Category Archives: Health & Medicine

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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University of Toronto professor wins GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge

Toronto, ON — University of Toronto (U of T) Professor Tania Watts is a winner of GSK’s 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge, which is designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies. Watts and her team are … Continue reading

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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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