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Michelle Lee and Armin Farahvash

On Saturday January 28, the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union (LMPSU) hosted Beyond the Lancet: Conference on Surgical Technology and Applications to Disease.  Over 200 scientists, students, and guests gathered at the University...

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Co-Chairs Kevin Liu and Sudarshan Bala

Surgery is indispensable in saving lives and extending the human lifespan. The field has moved beyond primitive tools and techniques to optimizing safety and efficacy.  With over 234...

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Karim Mekhail and Joshua Abraham

Magnesium is essential for health — it plays a role in more than 300 biochemical processes in the human body. But could this mineral, found in many foods and readily available as a dietary supplement, also be a therapy for people with or at risk...

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Medical Sciences Building

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology will offer two new graduate courses this fall. One course covers proteomics and mass spectrometry and their clinical applications, while the other looks at neurodegenerative disease and gives...

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Professor Moriarty and graduate student

They’re small, unassuming — and potentially deadly. And while most bacteria are rendered harmless by the body’s defense mechanisms, to date there has been very little understanding of exactly how bacteria are able to navigate the blood...

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Scientists in China recently discovered changes in gene function that partly explain how snub-nosed monkeys have adapted to life in Asia's remote mountains. The findings could help conserve the endangered primates and may shed light on altitude...

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Xavier Revelo in lab

Researchers in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology recently discovered an immune mechanism that links obesity with insulin resistance, a condition that raises the risk of heart disease and often leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Medicine pills

We take antibiotics for granted, but one day they may not be available anymore. We're all responsible for overusing these life-saving drugs — doctors, patients, even farmers. And the day is coming when we will once again die from simple...

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Phedias Diamandis is one of 330 medical residents who will finish training this week at the University of Toronto. Diamandis specializes in neuropathology, a five-year residency...

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Izumo1 and Juno. Image copyright Joy Qu

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered the first interactions between the human sperm and egg — the initial steps in the creation of human life. The discovery lays a foundation to better understand fertilization and could lead to...

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Sean McCurdy will graduate this week with a PhD in Bioinformatics. Although he spent much of his doctorate in the lab and classroom, the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology student also co-wrote a patent with a law firm, helped...

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The 10th Annual LMP Post-Graduate Research Day was held on April 26, 2016 at UofT’s Hart House. The day was another great success due to the outstanding leadership of the organizing committee under the guidance of Dr. George Yousef,...

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We are pleased to congratulate the eight faculty members in LMP who received Provostial approval for promotion effective July 1, 2016.  These highly respected individuals are being recognized by their local, national and international peers for...

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"Looking down the microscope, some people see things and some don't."

So says Janice Robertson, a professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.


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An international group of microbiologists has honoured the memory of University of Toronto Professor Donald Low by using his name for a newly discovered strain of bacteria.

The group chose the name Corynbacterium lowii...

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Attendees at the 2016 LMP Graduate Research Conference

The 19th Annual LMP Graduate Research Conference (GRC) was held on April 13, 2016 and proved to be another scientific and social success thanks to the outstanding...

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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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