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$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

International partnership led by University of Toronto, McGill scientists receives Gates Foundation funding
Thu, 2015-12-17 14:58

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Contact Information

Contact: Heidi Singer
Organization: Communications and Media Relations Specialist - U of T Medicine
Office Phone: 416-978-5811

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer - Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Office Phone: 514.398.5909
Source Site: /newsroom

Innate immunity may help limit cancer growth

Cancer immunotherapy, a relatively new frontier in cancer treatment, works by enhancing the capacity of one's immune system to attack cancer cells. To date, this field has focused on developing cancer vaccines or engineering specialized cells called lymphocytes capable of binding specific proteins produced by cancer cells but not by normal cells
Wed, 2015-09-16 12:53

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514 398-6754
Source Site: /newsroom

MEDITHEATRE: Montreal Medicine at Expo 67

Thu, 2015-10-01 18:00 - 19:30
McCord Museum : 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1E9
Price: 15.00

Please join us at Montreal’s McCord Museum for the first public screening of "Miracles in Modern Medicine" since Expo 67 with director Robert Cordier. 

Source Site: /ihsp

Updated Undergraduate and Health Sciences info

Tue, 2015-08-18 10:28

The Undergraduate and Health Sciences eCalendars have been updated; browse to your faculty or school section to see what's new! This update reflects mid-year changes to undergraduate/professional programs, courses, and information for all faculties & schools. As always, academic advisors are also available to answer quesions and guide you towards academic success!

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