Tailor-Made Molecules

DR. GEOFF TRANMER’S JOB is making good molecules better. “The properties of any drug are due to the shape of the molecules – their essential structure,” explains the assistant professor in the…

Jaw Dropper

BOTOX FOR FACIAL LINES AND WRINKLES can’t stop the march of time. But what if Botox for certain jaw disorders could relieve patients’ chronic, debilitating pain? Dr. Reda Elgazzar is supervising the…

Beyond Words

IF BUILDING A RESEARCH TEAM were like choosing players for dodgeball, it’s fair to say that most of the time, kids would get picked last. After all, with no degrees, limited work…

How the Breast Protects

THERE’S A PHOTO of a bright-eyed baby in a knitted owl toque. Another shows a toddler plunked down between Halloween pumpkins. And then there are the awkward smiles of the first school…

Resizing Stigma

ANTI-FAT STIGMATIZATION is a common problem in Canada’s healthcare system, but one that is preventable, says Dr. Patty Thille, assistant professor of physical therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. “There are…