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Mitch de Snoo

Mitch de Snoo, a master's student in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, was nominated for U of T's...

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By the time he turned 30 last fall, Adrian Dubuc was a cytogeneticist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A few weeks later, Harvard Medical School appointed him instructor in pathology. Dubuc's journey to Boston from Ottawa, where...

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Worldwide, tuberculosis is still a deadly infectious disease. In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million of them died, according to the World Health Organization. In Canada, there are about 1,600 new cases annually, and most...

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On television shows, forensic pathology is all about fingerprint analysis and perfectly timed DNA sample acquisition that solve a murder mystery in a matter of hours.

But is there more to it than that?

Yes, says Toby Rose...

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Cytopathology blastomyces

“Just a seroma," says Professor Joerg Schwock, smiling as he walks from the clinic back to the laboratory. Schwock has just seen a young man who developed a new lump during treatment for cancer. The mass that had the patient,...

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The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service offered Kona Williams a job last November, the same day she found out she had passed the certification exam to practise forensic pathology in Canada.

"It was quite an exciting day,"...

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Justice Stephen Goudge

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, LMP faculty members Professors Kathy Gruspier and Michael Pollanen hosted a one-day continuing education conference ‎at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. The event was a multi-disciplinary review of the...

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Conference Organizers

By Michelle Lee

On Saturday, January 16, over 200 scientists, students and guests gathered at the University of Toronto for Innovations in Immunotherapy: Conference on Curing Cancer and Autoimmunity. The event offered...

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Lab tests are common in modern medicine. Patients expect them, doctors base decisions on them. But do we need so many tests?  Probably not, in many cases. Researchers at Harvard University recently reviewed studies of lab tests over the last 15...

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Organizers Charles Lee and Jelena Tanic

By Michelle Lee

Radiation, chemotherapy, surgery. These cancer treatments often harm patients as much as they harm cancer cells. What if we can combat cancer simply by switching on part of the body’s immune system?

We can...

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Half of all people who reach age 70 have a hearing deficit. Hearing loss affects close to 400 million people, according to the World Health Organization. It's the most common sensory defect, and it often leads to mood disorders, social isolation...

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Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that a specific cell type plays a key role in maintaining healthy arteries after inflammation. It’s a discovery that could provide treatment options for cardiovascular disease — one of the...

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Today, diabetics can accurately measure their blood glucose in seconds with light, portable devices. But testing wasn’t always this easy or trustworthy. Paul Yip, a professor in U of T’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and...

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It’s known as the most common cancer-causing protein, directly responsible for 30 per cent of all cancers and indirectly involved in virtually all cancers. For over 30 years, scientists have failed to successfully target it, but now researchers...

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Trevor Young
Dean, Faculty of Medicine:

I’m very pleased to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Richard Hegele as Vice-Dean, Research and Innovation in the...

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A University of Toronto scientist has developed a targeted test for the most common cause of male infertility. It’s an advancement that can help men avoid unnecessary procedures and plan for the future.  

“We’ve created a test that...

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Dr. Steven Tahan with Professor Danny Ghazarian and Professor and Chair Richard Hegele

Two million biopsies for skin cancer are performed each year in the US, but only 78,000 are diagnosed as melanoma. This year’s John B. Walter Dermatopathology Lectureship addressed the challenges of classifying and accurately diagnosing this...

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Professor David Colantonio

Many breastfeeding mothers need to take over-the-counter or prescription drugs, but they’re often concerned about how these medications might affect their babies. Researchers from the University of Toronto are now creating guidelines to help...

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Frederick Bieber

What happens to DNA used to identify relatives in a natural disaster? Should we create a DNA database to catch criminals? These were just some of the complex questions posed at this year’s Dr. Frederick Jaffe Memorial Lectureship in Forensic...

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Janice Robertson and Shangxi Xiao

It’s the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but until now scientists weren’t sure how a specific gene caused these devastating diseases. Now researchers from the University of Toronto are...

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