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Professor Joel Watts

Are neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s contagious? Are they similar to prion diseases such as mad cow disease? If you’ve been following recent headlines, this might seem like a possibility, but is it accurate?

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Using a new method, scientists from the University of Toronto can now precisely track how cholesterol moves into blood vessel walls, a process that can lead to the formation of deadly plaque. It’s a discovery that could provide new insights into...

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After twelve weeks of intense research, it was the ideal opportunity for students of the LMP Summer Student Research Program to showcase their work. With 39 undergraduate students and 13 judges, the recent Summer Student Research Program Poster...

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In Canada, each year thousands of people with an infection visit the hospital, but only a small percentage of them will become critically ill. Researchers from the University of Toronto are developing a quick and affordable blood test that...

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U of T researchers have discovered that cells change their genetic instructions to defend against infections including Salmonella, Shigella and Listeria. It’s a discovery that may help scientists develop new...

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It’s known as one of the world’s most prestigious conferences, and this year LMP alumnus Stephen Mack had the opportunity to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Held annually on the islands of Lindau and Mainau in Southern...

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Her research has helped us understand why blood vessels narrow and form plaques, causing heart attacks and strokes. Now Michelle Bendeck, a Professor in the  Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, is set to transform the future of...

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Dr. Ming Hou, Dr. Peter Newman, Dr. Yu Hu, Dr. Ori Rostein, Dr. Gilbert White and Dr. Heyu Ni

Q&A with Professor Heyu Ni

It attracts thousands of world-leading experts to learn about the most recent advances and clinical applications in bleeding and...

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Daniel Chung and Professor Karim Mekhail

U of T researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported within a cell and how it is repaired.

It’s a discovery that could unlock secrets into how cancer operates — a disease that two in five Canadians will develop in...

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Heyu Ni

By Geoff Koehler

Immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP, is an autoimmune disease whereby the immue system sends antibodies to attack and destroy the body’s platelets — blood cells responsible for controlling bleeding.

Stopping...

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Professors Jeffrey Lee and Karim Mekhail

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Professors Jeffrey Lee and Karim Mekhail, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, have been approved for tenure, effective July 1, 2015.

Professor Jeffrey Lee...

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Yiming Wang, Sarah Farr and Xin (Kevin) Wang

Congratulations to our students who participated in this year’s 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Student Research Poster Competition. The high-profile competition, recently held at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg...

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Congratulations to all LMP members for another amazing year! The Department recently recognized its accomplishments at its Annual Evening of Entertainment and Celebration.

The DoubleTree by Hilton buzzed with excitement as guests enjoyed...

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G. Raymond Chang

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the establishment of the G. Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellow at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology following a landmark $2 million...

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We are pleased to congratulate the seven faculty members in LMP who received approval from the Provost for promotion effective July 1, 2015. These highly respected individuals are being recognized by peers within the University, nationally and...

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Dean Trevor Young and Christine Kreutzer

Congratulations to Christine Kreutzer for receiving the 2015 David Keeling Award for Administrative Excellence. This award recognizes her longstanding commitment and excellent leadership in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology...

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For years there was little hope for children diagnosed with rhabdoid brain tumours. Infants with the rare disease would undergo surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation, but these treatments had toxic side effects and often failed. Now...

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Cindi Morshead, Michael Pollanen, Isabelle Aubert, Cynthia Hawkins, Karim Mekhail, JoAnne McLaurin and Joel Watts

By Katie Babcock and Joey Silburt

From innovative research on brain cancer and neurodegenerative disease to neuro-regenerative strategies and drug design, LMP’s Inaugural Neuroscience Day featured an impressive breadth of...

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Why is research essential to pathology practice? How is research and practice changing over time and how can our residents and trainees best prepare for the future?

To address these important questions, LMP hosted the annual Postgraduate...

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Isabelle Aubert

It’s one of the final frontiers in biomedical research — how to target and treat brain disease. Now a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology has found a new way to...

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