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.
For medical students interested in becoming clinician-scientists, the path forward is not always clear – but mentors can be enormously helpful. That’s why Faculty of Medicine students are hosting a symposium on the benefits of mentorship for those on this dual track.
A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and other universities is highlighting the association between concussions and the risk of suicide. The study, published in JAMA Neurology this week, found that the risk of suicide is twice as high for people who had at least one concussion compared to those who had not.
Research at the University of Toronto has led to the discovery of a possible path to prevent the development of cancers tied to the Epstein-Barr virus, which infects millions of people a year and causes mononucleosis.
A map of the cells in the human liver has been created by University of Toronto researchers and the University Health Network Transplant Program, revealing for the first time differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can have a profound impact on their behaviour in tissue, tumours and disease.
University of Toronto researchers have shone light on a well-known but mysterious gene that plays a key role in the growth of cancer.
Genes contain blueprints for making proteins, the molecules that actually carry out tasks in a cell. The p53 gene helps make a protein known as p53, which tells cells to grow or not. This protein helps stop tumours from growing.
Scientists and doctors have known about p53 for a long time, and that it plays a role in halting tumour growth.
A global study led by Toronto researchers is expected to change transfusion practices for cardiac surgery around the world to make more blood available, reduce costs and lead to similar or better outcomes.