Making medicine, not money: How one U of T researcher's startup is rethinking Big Pharma's business model
The latest medical innovation to spring from Aled Edwards’s University of Toronto lab isn’t a new protein structure or potential drug target – it’s a business model.
It's time to capitalize on Toronto's early lead in artificial intelligence: U of T experts
Thanks in part to research at the University of Toronto, Canada has emerged as an early leader in the artificial intelligence revolution – but truly reaping its rewards will require political vision, an ongoing commitment to diversity and an appetite for winning that, outside of hockey,
Three U of T faculty land on Canada's top 40 under 40 list
Three University of Toronto faculty members – all working on critical health research – made Canada’s celebrated Top 40 Under 40 list this year.
This Molecular World: From Fake News to Infectious Disease
Fake news permeates all parts of society, but how can we combat fake science news? Joe Schwarcz tackles pseudoscience and celebrity science, which is more harmful than you can imagine. Can we go beyond treating the symptoms of disease? Molly Shoichet explains how we can stop and reverse disease progression with regenerative medicine. Are dwindling resources and environmental damage an inevitable consequence of modern living? Gilbert Walker shows us new fish farming technologies that are good for the fish and safe for the marine environment. How can we translate cutting-edge advances in healthcare to displaced populations? Aaron Wheeler describes a new model for bringing infectious disease diagnostics to low-resource settings. How can we take advantage of the internet for good? Sir Martyn Poliakoff tells us how he went from the Test tube to YouTube to engage millions of people around the world in discovery. Join us as we explore these questions and more at This Molecular World: From Fake News to Infectiou...
Business + Medicine = Innovation
Healthcare is one of the biggest industries in the world, and Toronto is a key centre of innovation in both healthcare in the life sciences. An exciting inde...
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Medicine by Design symposium shines spotlight on regenerative medicine at U of T - Medicine by Design
More than 250 researchers and students from across the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals, as well as government and industry partners, gathered for the inaugural Medicine by Design symposium on Nov. 28 to share research aimed at harnessing stem cells to treat conditions such as heart failure, cancer, liver disease and blindness.
Medicine by Design New Ideas Fund - New Tools & Devices - Medicine by Design
Medicine by Design is launching a New Ideas Fund to accelerate the rate of fundamental discoveries with potentially significant impact on stem cell and regenerative medicine research and translation. For the 2017 New Ideas competition, we are specifically interested in projects aimed at developing new tools, reagents and devices. Priority areas include the creation of: novel... Read more »
JDRF Funds U of T Engineering Research to Improve Cell Transplantation to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - JDRF and the University of Toronto are supporting research that will help improve islet transplantation and make the procedure more widely available for patients living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).U of T Engineering Professor Michael Sefton was awarded $1.1 million ($845,135 USD) to...
Hydrogel Successfully Delivers Stem Cells to the Brain and Eye, Restoring Vision by 15%
Molly Shoichet, Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto, is a leader in the use of biomaterials to enhance cell delivery and to guide stem cell fate for tissue engineering, ...
Molly Shoichet awarded 2016 Till & McCulloch Award
University Professor Molly Shoichet, a world-renowned researcher and leader in the use of biomaterials to enhance stem-cell delivery for treating disease conditions from stroke to blindness, is the recipient of the 2016 Till & McCulloch Award.