In May of this year, Professor Graham Collingridge FRS CBE was appointed as the new director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Collingridge works in the area of synaptic plasticity, which is considered the neural basis of learning and memory. His research identifies the molecules and mechanisms in the brain that underlie learning and memory to determine how errors in the process of brain cell signalling and flexibility contribute to major brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and fragile X syndrome.
Sep 11 / 2019
University of Toronto Professor Daniel J. Drucker has been named the recipient of the 2019 EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence for his outstanding research on gut hormones, leading to pioneering discoveries and the development of life-changing therapies.
Sep 9 / 2019
Third-year medical student Jimmy Tan has always been interested in mental health, especially when it came to youth and adolescents. This summer, he had an opportunity to go to Australia on a knowledge exchange trip. He spoke to writer Julia Soudat about what brought him to Australia, some of the highlights and learnings from his international journey.
Aug 28 / 2019
Growth factor-mimicking antibodies capable of inducing tissue repair in the body to be developed into regenerative medicine treatments by AntlerA, a new Toronto startup.
Aug 28 / 2019
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