An Historic Investment in Canadian Science and Innovation

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

Rainbow Connection

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

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

The Gene Editors

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

Art’s Healing Power

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

Those Things We Do

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

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

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

At the Heart of a Great Campaign

Volunteers make immeasurable contributions to the university’s fundraising efforts

A Cut Above

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

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

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

Photo courtesy Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program, U of T Mississauga

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

Team Health

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

A Boon for Heart Health

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

Illustration by Stéphane Poirier

The Bully Who is Everywhere

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

Photo by Liam Sharp

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

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

A Spoonful of Mustard

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

Superbugs

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

The Science of Mindfulness

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

Herb Appeal

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

Help in a Heartbeat

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

Incredible Progress

A century of medicine at U of T

YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

The Augmented Body

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

When Germs Get Tougher

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

The Glutamate Riddle

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

YouTube’s Favourite Doctor

Prof. Michael Evans’ videos on health are viral sensations

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

Peace of Mind

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

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

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

Neighbourhood Health

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

Photo by Caz Zyvatkauska

A Bold Prescription

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

Photo by Orbelina Cortez

Concrete Jungle

How the Medical Sciences Building got its stripes

Photo by Lorne Bridgman

A Cut Above

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

Seeing Disease

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

Milestones of Medical Imaging

From X-rays to MRI

Safer Births

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

The Health of Nations

The Health of Nations

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

Bad Drivers?

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

Illustration by Jesse Lenz

Unlocking Our Potential

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

Architectural Rendering: Kongats Architects

Tomorrow’s Doctors

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

Photo by Shanekato/istockphoto

Don’t Overdo It!

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

February with 35 days?

New Year’s Revolution

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

Photo: iStock.com

Preventing Concussions

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

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

Rendering Courtesy of Kongats Architects

Physicians in Training

Landmark donation brings medical academy to Mississauga

Photo by Daniel Ehrenworth

A Month in Medicine

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

Cheaper Digital X-Rays

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

Photo: iStockphoto

The Vitamin D Crisis

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

Prescription Pill Overdose

Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin

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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Blocking the Buzz

New device provides better “masking” for tinnitus sufferers

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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

Photo by Todd Van Horne

Care for the Aged

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

Fellowships for Global Health

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

Toxins Could Reduce Fertility in Offspring

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

A Fad Worth Revisiting

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

The Problem of Pain

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

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