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Suppressing Our Most Fearful Memories

Research on mice reveals that specific memories can be weakened. Could this one day help treat the effects of trauma in humans?

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Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

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Predicting Where Infectious Diseases Will Strike Next

Climate change adds a new wrinkle in the quest to get out in front of epidemics

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Make No Mistake

Can a group of Toronto hospitals eliminate medical errors?

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Our Partners in Africa

On a visit to Ethiopia and Rwanda, U of T president Meric Gertler affirms the power of collaborations – and sees potential for new ones

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Is Ending Homelessness in Toronto Possible?

For U of T student and Fix the 6ix founder Deanna Lentini, it’s a mission

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With Restored Sight Comes Opportunity and Hope

A gift from the Nanji family to U of T will help people “see the light of all the world”

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In the Spotlight, Yet Invisible

Alumna Ellen Tang helps immigrants feel less alone by recalling other newcomers’ stories

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Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?

The health-care system isn’t foolproof, and it’s time to open up about it, says U of T alumnus Dr. Brian Goldman

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Poll: How Much Do You Spend Monthly on Housing?

Many U of T students live with roomies to manage the rent

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Some Forgetfulness? It’s a Good Thing

Researchers discover that our brain erases certain memories for a reason

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U of T Student Helps Arrange Free Eye Exams for Refugees

A former refugee himself, Tarek Bin Yameen pays it forward: “I’m very mindful of how lucky I am to be here”

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U of T Doctors Keep Patient Alive Without Lungs for Six Days

The procedure allowed Melissa Benoit to have a life-saving transplant

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This “Bomber” Actually Saved Countless Lives

U of T alumnus Harold Johns pioneered a new kind of cancer treatment dubbed the “cobalt bomb”

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A Better Life for Children with Heart Defects

Research by scientist Craig Simmons at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, supported by a visionary gift from the Rogers family, could one day eliminate the need for infants with heart defects to have more than one surgery

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Of Hearth and Home – and Health

A simple U of T innovation could help prevent burns among millions of children in developing countries

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An Historic Investment in Canadian Science and Innovation

$190 million will be spent upgrading U of T’s research labs

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Rainbow Connection

U of T was decked out in bright colours in June to celebrate Pride

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When Memory Fails

Understanding how we learn and make memories will lead to better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, says Brain Prize winner Graham Collingridge

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The Gene Editors

U of T scientists are using a powerful new technology to alter DNA and possibly cure disease

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Art’s Healing Power

A residential schools assignment led student Lisa Boivin to take up digital painting

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Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that happen only at U of T

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U of T Researchers Lead Cancer-Fighting “Dream Team”

“Our knowledge is at a turning point,” says scientist Peter Dirks

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At the Heart of a Great Campaign

Volunteers make immeasurable contributions to the university’s fundraising efforts

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A Cut Above

A “black box” for the operating room is leading to improved training for physicians and better knowledge of surgical errors

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Regenerating the Body

U of T scientists will help usher in a new era of designing and creating cells, tissues and organs, thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

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A Boost for Med School Diversity

A new course aims to get more black undergraduates on track for medical school by connecting them with Rhodes Scholar mentors

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Anatomy of an Illustrator

Artist Maria Torrence Wishart founded U of T’s 90-year-old medical illustration department, now a thriving master’s program

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Bringing Leading Minds Together

Collaborations with other top global schools are good for U of T’s students and faculty – and for Canada

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Team Health

City residents without a health card get care from U of T undergrads

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A Boon for Heart Health

Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will improve cardiac care across the lifespan

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The Bully Who is Everywhere

The Internet makes it easy to be mean. No wonder cyberbullying among teens has everyone worried.

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Incredible Impact – in Medicine

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Tihitena Negussie Mammo boosted her skills at U of T, then shared what she learned with her colleagues in Ethiopia

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Changed by War: Waging War on Infection

In 1914, 32 per cent of the British wounded contracted tetanus. The British and Allied command looked to the University of Toronto for help

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A Spoonful of Mustard

First-year student discovers a potential new treatment for malaria that could be as close as your kitchen cupboard

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Superbugs

Drug-resistant infections are a man-made problem. Is it one we can solve?

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The Science of Mindfulness

Researchers are producing mountains of evidence that meditation can boost satisfaction, improve health and reduce burnout

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Herb Appeal

Scientists aim to isolate and harness marijuana’s pain-killing properties to create more effective medicines

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Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

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Incredible Progress

A century of medicine at U of T

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YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

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The Augmented Body

A learning tool that combines gaming software, 3-D modelling and a CT scan could change how students learn anatomy

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When Germs Get Tougher

An Internet-based surveillance system gives physicians the ability to track dangerous new strains of tuberculosis in real time

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The Glutamate Riddle

Grad student Christina Nona seeks to unlock the role of an important brain chemical in Alzheimer’s and addiction

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YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

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Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

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Peace of Mind

A U of T project aims to bring better mental health to a country where most illnesses go untreated

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What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

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Neighbourhood Health

People who live in less “walkable” communities, especially new Canadians, are more likely to develop diabetes

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A Bold Prescription

Support for medical students is a key plank of the Faculty of Medicine’s campaign

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Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

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A Cut Above

U of T researchers have devised a way to refurbish donor lungs before they’re transplanted

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Seeing Disease

Researchers are developing better ways to detect serious illnesses before they become life-threatening – and while they’re still treatable

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Milestones of Medical Imaging

From X-rays to MRI

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Safer Births

Equipping health workers in Kenya with smartphones could bring better care to pregnant women and their infants

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The Health of Nations

Why improving the well-being of people in other countries should concern Canadians

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Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

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Unlocking Our Potential

U of T researchers suggest life’s early years might be even more important than we thought

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Tomorrow’s Doctors

Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

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Many Medicines Are Considered Essential. Not All Are Effective

A U of T doctor is leading efforts to review the medical evidence for more than 2,200 commonly prescribed drugs

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Suppressing Our Most Fearful Memories

Research on mice reveals that specific memories can be weakened. Could this one day help treat the effects of trauma in humans?

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Predicting Where Infectious Diseases Will Strike Next

Climate change adds a new wrinkle in the quest to get out in front of epidemics

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Unlocking Our Potential

U of T researchers suggest life’s early years might be even more important than we thought

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Preventing Concussions

Dr. Charles Tator is trying to promote awareness of the dangers posed by even mild head injuries.

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The Problem of Pain

A pioneering Toronto clinic takes a new approach to a baffling medical problem

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

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The Science of Mindfulness

Researchers are producing mountains of evidence that meditation can boost satisfaction, improve health and reduce burnout

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Blocking the Buzz

New device provides better “masking” for tinnitus sufferers

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The Vitamin D Crisis

Dark-skinned Canadians may face higher risk of disease due to vitamin D deficiency, doctor warns

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Overqualified − and Stressed Out

Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well

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Diabetes and Driving

U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less

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Superbugs

Drug-resistant infections are a man-made problem. Is it one we can solve?

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Care for the Aged

Canada faces a shortage of geriatricians for a rapidly greying population, says Dr. Barry Goldlist

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Prescription Pill Overdose

Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin

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Cheaper Digital X-Rays

Physicist John Rowlands has invented a way to deliver high-quality X-rays at a fraction of the regular cost

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The Bully Who is Everywhere

The Internet makes it easy to be mean. No wonder cyberbullying among teens has everyone worried.

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Miracle at Sick Kids

Zimbabwean twins Tinashe and Tinotenda Mufuka were born conjoined. A marvel of international co-operation brought them apart

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Faculty of Medicine Honours Surgeon

Dr. Bernard Langer created the surgeon scientist program

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Physicians in Training

Landmark donation brings medical academy to Mississauga

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Chew on This!

David Jenkins and Janet Polivy both explore the power of food. 
He probes its impact on the body, while she studies its connection to the mind

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The Vegan Advantage

Vegetable diet a healthy choice for Type 2 diabetics, study finds

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Cause for Panic?

Multiple chemical sensitivity may be linked to panic disorder

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Beating Kidney Disease

Endowed chairs in nephrology aim to improve lives of two million Canadians affected by kidney disease

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A Month in Medicine

Mentorship offers high schoolers a close-up look at a career in health

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New Year’s Revolution

A proposed new calendar would give February an extra week and start every month on a Monday.

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Exam Shy

South Asian immigrant women less likely to have regular breast examinations

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Eroding Iron Disorder

Blood pressure medication found to help

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Tomorrow’s Doctors

Medical students will doubly benefit from Terrence Donnelly’s new gift

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What We Learned from SARS

The Canadian health-care system comes under scrutiny

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Curing Injustice

Brilliant and determined, three U of T trailblazers challenged the prejudices of their day and changed the profession of medicine

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Seeing Disease

Researchers are developing better ways to detect serious illnesses before they become life-threatening – and while they’re still treatable

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YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

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Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

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Clinical Concerns

The faculties of medicine and nursing respond to SARS

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Fellowships for Global Health

Two newly graduated doctors will work in southern Africa – and learn about international health issues

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Enter at Own Risk

Emergency care in hospitals may be weaker on the weekends, study finds

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The Lunchtime Cancer Test

BlackBerry-sized device developed at U of T can identify cancer type and severity in 30 minutes

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Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

Majority of concert-goers aware of risk of hearing damage, study finds

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A Fad Worth Revisiting

Salba may reduce the risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes

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Helping the Heart

U of T scientists identify two genes associated with heart function that could lead to new therapies for heart disease

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Toxins Could Reduce Fertility in Offspring

Pollutants found in cigarette smoke, fumes from wood stoves, can reduce fertility in female offspring

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HIV on the Rise in Ontario

U of T study finds rate of increase in HIV diagnoses highest among heterosexuals

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The Health of Nations

Why improving the well-being of people in other countries should concern Canadians

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How Much Are Drugs Worth?

A fledgling medical science attempts an answer

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A Cut Above

U of T researchers have devised a way to refurbish donor lungs before they’re transplanted

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AIDS Lab to Be Upgraded

$300,000 injection will make U of T a real contender on the HIV research front, says program director

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Anatomy of an Illustrator

Artist Maria Torrence Wishart founded U of T’s 90-year-old medical illustration department, now a thriving master’s program

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Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

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A Researcher’s Rare Legacy

Family creates fellowship in honour of PhD student Eric Hani

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Controlling Crohn’s Disease

Researchers isolate gene associated with the condition

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Peace of Mind

A U of T project aims to bring better mental health to a country where most illnesses go untreated

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Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

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Placental Problems Linked to Heart Disease

U of T study led by Dr. Joel Ray of the department of medicine

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Is Oscar Good for Your Health?

A study has found that Academy Award winners live an average of four years longer than their less well known peers

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The Augmented Body

A learning tool that combines gaming software, 3-D modelling and a CT scan could change how students learn anatomy

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Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

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What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

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Safer Births

Equipping health workers in Kenya with smartphones could bring better care to pregnant women and their infants

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