Faces of U of T Medicine: Damien Noone

As a child in rural Ireland, Damien Noone didn’t dare to imagine he’d be a doctor when he grew up. As a teenager, a conversation with one of his high school teachers opened Noone’s eyes to the possibility. 

Think Afro-Pink

Black students, faculty and staff —as well as their allies — are invited to lace up their sneakers and exercise their way to better health at a pair of breast cancer awareness events next week.

Journalist to Scientists: Help Us Help You

The future of basic science funding and how science journalism can support it was top of mind at the Department of Biochemistry’s 2017 George Connell Lecture-Dinner, featuring The Globe and Mail’s science writer, Ivan Semeniuk.

Tinder for Proteins: New Tool Sheds Light on the Rules of Molecular Attraction

Study reveals unexpected diversity in the ways proteins bind to their partners, with implications for understanding the molecular roots of disease.

U of T Researcher: Can Free Prescriptions Save Health Dollars?

Could a publicly-funded pharmacare program improve health while saving money? An ongoing project led by Dr. Nav Persaud, assistant professor at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital, is hoping to answer this question over the next year.

Scientists Enlist Engineered Protein to Battle the MERS Virus

A custom-engineered protein destroyed the deadly virus in the lab; could become a sweeping anti-viral in medicine and farming

In June 2012, a 60 year-old man with flu-like symptoms walked into a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later, he died from multiple organ failure, becoming the first victim of a mysterious virus that came to be known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.  

Genetics and Lactose Intolerance Related to Low Vitamin D Levels

New research from the University of Toronto shows that people genetically intolerant to lactose, the main sugar found in dairy, have lower blood levels of vitamin D than the general population. 

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U of T Helps Moms Pursue Higher Education

For mothers without a high school diploma, higher education can seem like an impossible dream – and the effects of poverty on health are well documented. That’s why a Faculty of Medicine official helped welcome more than 50 moms to campus May 9 to learn that their dream could become a reality.

U of T Inventor-Entrepreneur Honoured With Governor General’s Innovation Award

The molecules he works with are so small they can’t be seen with the naked eye, but for Professor Paul Santerre, who is being honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award, it’s what you do with those molecules that counts.


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