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How Ancient Viruses Got Cannabis High

World’s first cannabis chromosome map reveals the plant’s evolutionary past and points to its future as potential medicine.
Nov 26 / 2018

Lofters Heads Cancer Screening Portfolio

Dr. Aisha Lofters is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She is a Family Physician with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.  An expert in cancer screening, immigrant health and health equity, she was recently named Provincial Primary Care Lead for Cancer Care Ontario’s Cancer Screening Portfolio. She spoke with U of T Medicine’s Liam Mitchell about her new role.
Nov 26 / 2018

In Science and in Art, Banting’s Legacy Lives On

Sir Frederick Banting’s only known painting of the lab where he discovered insulin was sold at auction yesterday for ten times its expected value. And fittingly, a portion of the sale price will go toward funding advances in diabetes research at U of T – just down the street from where the world-changing discovery was made almost a century ago.
Nov 22 / 2018

Our “Lane”

There was recently a debate in the United States about what constitutes the appropriate role of doctors when speaking out about issues where health intersects with public policy and politics. The suggestion from one of the largest political advocacy organizations in America was that doctors should “stay in their lane” — implying that doctors should stick to treating the ill and injured and not comment on the underlying causes.
Nov 21 / 2018
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