New Generation CAR T-Cells For Cancer Therapy

With CAR T-cell therapy one of the promising technologies emerging in targeted cancer treatment, University of Toronto scientists have taken a step forward in improving the potential effectiveness of this therapeutic approach.

Nov 23 The Dr. Marguerite (Peggy) Hill Lecture on Indigenous Health
Lecture | 5:00pm–7:00pm

U of T Professors Lead Lancet Special Report on Canadian Health Care

The Canadian government must match its public declarations with concrete action on issues such as disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples’ health, health system reform, and flagging levels of overseas aid, if it is to renew its legacy of leadership in health, according to a new issue of The Lancet examining Canada’s system of universal health coverage and role in global health.

On Being a Black Woman in Medicine

The U.S. border agent looked at Chika Stacy Oriuwa and refused to believe she was training to become a physician. “He accused me of lying and said ‘I doubt you’re going to do that,’” recalls the second-year U of T medical student.

Personal Genome Project: First Results Are In

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto behind the Personal Genome Project Canada (PGP-C) are predicting whole genome sequencing will likely become part of mainstream health care in the foreseeable future.

U of T Scientists Create Mirror-image Molecules to Develop Better Medicines

U of T researchers have developed a new technology for creating more durable disease-fighting molecules which could lead to drugs with longer-lasting effects.

New Bright Angel for Developing Antifungal Drugs

Every year, fungal infections sicken billions of people around the globe and kill about 1.5 million people.

Faces of U of T Medicine: Maneesha Rajora

From bioengineering to Bollywood dance, Maneesha Rajora’s experience at the Faculty of Medicine has been broad.

University of Toronto Student Delivers First Virtual Reality Biochemistry Lecture

A University of Toronto graduate student is believed to be the first to use virtual reality in a biochemistry research lecture — allowing audience members to immerse themselves in 3D to better understand how the eye uses light to create vision.  

Faces of U of T Medicine: Natalie Landon-Brace

When it comes to drug discovery research, there can often be bumps in the road, including promising lab results that don’t translate into safe treatments for people.

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