An international team of scientists has proved that the H7N9 influenza virus is efficiently transmitted when animals are in close contact -- defined in the study as touching, coughing and the exchange of bodily fluids.
5/23/2013 2:00 PM EDT
For the first time, scientists at the Toronto General Research Institute showed that targeting glucagon action in the brain may be a new frontier for regulating diabetes.
5/19/2013 1:05 PM EDT
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that legendary Toronto Maple Leafs captain, Darryl Sittler, will join Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer again in 2013. Sittler, who was a participant as well as an impactful speaker at the...
4/29/2013 9:45 AM EDT
Breast Cancer Research Finds New Drug Target, Companion Prognostic Test for Hormone Therapy Resistance
A team of international cancer researchers led by Dr. Mathieu Lupien at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified the signalling pathway that is over-activated in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer...
4/1/2013 3:00 PM EDT
A team of Canadian and international cancer researchers led by Dr. Brenda Gallie at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN), has discovered a new type of retinoblastoma, a rapidly developing eye cancer that affects very...
3/12/2013 8:05 PM EDT
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Patients with Chronic, Treatment Resistant Anorexia Nervosa
In a world first, a team of researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and the University Health Network have shown that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with chronic, severe and treatment-resistant Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia) helps some...
3/6/2013 6:35 PM EST
An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria. Low birth weight is the leading cause of infant death globally.
2/13/2013 9:00 AM EST
Critically Ill Flu Patients Saved With Artificial Lung Technology Treatment Normally Used For Lung Transplant Patients
In recent weeks the intensive critical care units at University Health Network’s Toronto General Hospital have used Extra Corporeal Lung Support (ECLS) to support five influenza (flu) patients in their recovery from severe respiratory problems.
1/17/2013 9:00 AM EST