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Study Reveals Differences Between Stem Cells Grown on Different Biomaterials

The genes necessary for the growth and survival of stem cells are influenced by the biomaterials on which they’re cultured, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. The study by researchers at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research found that different substrates, used to coat the surface of the lab dish for the cells to adhere to, can change the cells’ molecular states – and potentially their behavior – and should be considered in future research.
Apr 22 / 2019

UofTMed Alum: How I Talk to my Patients about Sexual Health

I recently treated a patient with a sex-related injury: a sprained ankle incurred while involved in new sexual position. They were not shy to talk — and laugh — about it. For me it reinforced how intertwined our sexuality is with our general health.And with the advent of Viagra, hook-up apps, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, more and more people are feeling empowered to explore and experiment. In health care, though, we are still not particularly good at talking about sex.
Apr 22 / 2019

The Enduring Work — and Legacy — of J.C.B. Grant

Professor Runjan Chetty's career has come full circle. As a medical student, he used Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, the seminal work of Scottish-born Dr. John Charles Boileau Grant, who would become the chair of anatomy at the University of Toronto in 1930.
Apr 18 / 2019

James Rutka Honoured by American Association of Neurological Surgeons

University of Toronto Professor James Rutka received the Cushing Medal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons this week at its annual meeting in San Diego. He is just the second Canadian to win the award in its 43-year history.
Apr 18 / 2019
Apr 26 APPlying a Digital Perspective to Women's Health
Other | 1:00pm–5:00pm
Apr 27 Toronto Breast Imaging Review
Conference | 7:15am–5:45pm
Apr 27 Toronto Breast Imaging Conference
| 7:15am–5:45pm
Apr 30 GeoHealth Conference: Building Capacity for Health Geography
Conference | 9:00am–5:00pm
Apr 30 Bridges to Peace Lecture: The Use of Medicine and Public Health in Civil Society Strengthening and Peacebuilding
Lecture | 7:00pm–9:00pm
May 1 2019 Macallum Lecture
Lecture | 3:00pm–4:00pm
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3 – 4
Ted Rogers Centre Heart Failure Symposium
Symposium | 8:00am–12:30pm

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