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Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
28.08.2015
U of T-designed microchip predicts donor lung viability
The smallest damage to a donor lung can be fatal to the recipient but a new microchip can reveal damaged tissue even at the molecular level University of Toronto researchers have found a way to qu
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
27.08.2015
Citizen Lab: elaborate phishing attack targets Iranian diaspora, dissidents
It begins with a phone call from a UK phone number, with callers speaking in either English or Farsi.
Business/Economics
24.08.2015
Election 2015: when it comes to political ads, it's a mixed bag
All three main political parties could be doing a better job of getting their message out through television ads, David Soberman says.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.08.2015
University of Toronto one of top 25 universities in the world - again
The University of Toronto has once again been rated one of the top 25 universities in the world and first in Canada in the distinguished Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) , produced annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Business/Economics
18.08.2015
Like a ninja: N++ video game takes N to a whole new level (make that 2,360 levels)
A project that began as an experiment while attending the University of Toronto more than a decade ago has landed Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns a worldwide distribution deal with Sony's Playstation.
Mathematics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.08.2015
Will the Blue Jays make the playoffs? A statistics professor discusses the odds
After an impressive 11-game winning streak that thrilled longtime fans and attracted new ones, the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Yankees on August 14 with great expectations from the stands.
Social Sciences - Psychology
17.08.2015
Can you tell a trustworthy from an untrustworthy face? The answer will surprise you
Can an apparent look of trustworthiness make the difference between life and death for convicted felons? Research by Nicholas Rule and John Paul Wilson of the department of psychology suggests it can.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
10.08.2015
Citizen Lab reports on censorship in Chinese social video platforms
A new report from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab suggests companies hosting interactive online video content in China are censoring that content – from dance performances and comedy routines to songs – based on directives from government. Their findings are already making headlines here at home and around the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.08.2015
How hunger leads to higher health-care costs
People who struggle to put food on the table use health care more – and account for much higher health-care costs – than people with the same income level who don't experience food insecurity, University of Toronto researchers say. Published on August 10 by the Canadian Medical Association Journal 's website, the new study by Professor Valerie Tarasuk is already making headlines thanks to its many troubling findings.
Business/Economics
07.08.2015
Election 2015: David Soberman analyzes the first leaders' debate
Canadians got their first major taste of the federal election campaign in a two-hour television debate on August 6 that saw Prime Minister Stephen Harper defending himself from attacks by three party leaders over his handling of the economy and the environment. The Maclean's magazine debate, moderated by its political editor, Paul Wells, brought Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May together on stage for the first time.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
05.08.2015
Champion for sport: meet alumna and paracyclist Shelley Gautier
On a tricycle, alumna Shelley Gautier is the world's fastest woman. She's a nine-time Paracycling Road World Champion (including the gold she won just last week in Switzerland).
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Law/Forensics
04.08.2015
Flight MH370: forensic engineering expert on the significance of debris
As investigators continue to find items of interest along the Réunion coastline, Professor Doug Perovic explains what experts are looking for and what happens next Plane debris found on the French island of R é union in the western Indian Ocean has renewed hopes experts can determine the fate of flight MH370 which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 500 days ago.
Life Sciences
30.07.2015
Why Tyrannosaurus and other predators had such fearsome teeth
The Tyrannosaurus rex – and other theropod dinosaurs feared and loved by children everywhere – had a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure, researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered. That structure is what allowed the dinosaurs to easily tear through the flesh and bone of other dinosaurs, researchers say.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2015
Bruce Kidd: sprinter Dutee Chand’s historic win for right to compete "affirms women exactly as they are"
Nineteen-year-old Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the right to compete internationally, in a first-of-its-kind ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2015
How stem cell research and regenerative medicine saved this man's life
Jonathan Furneaux flew in from St. John's for a news conference at the University of Toronto July 28.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.07.2015
U of’T to transform regenerative medicine thanks to historic $114-million federal grant
The University of Toronto is set to cement its position as one of the world's leading centres for the design and manufacture of cells, tissues and organs that can be used to treat degenerative disease, thanks to a $114-million grant from the federal government.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.07.2015
Canada's economy: should forest fires, drought, oil spills and a decline in the dollar make you worried?
The Canadian dollar sank to its lowest level in more than a decade this week and across the country the news making headlines included drought, forest fires, oil spills and increased demand at food banks.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.07.2015
This startup combines genomics with one of technology's hottest fields: deep learning
It's the first startup in the world to combine more than a decade of world-leading expertise in the fields of both deep learning and genome biology. Its goal: to transform the way genetic diseases are diagnosed and treated. Launched July 22, Deep Genomics was spun out of research at the University of Toronto and its founders say it will transform genetic testing, pharmaceutical development and personalized medicine.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
14.07.2015
How bass are wiping out vulnerable fish species and what that tells us about climate change
If it seems like you're pulling more bass than trout out of Ontario's lakes this summer, you probably are. Blame it on the ripple effect of climate change and warming temperatures. Birds migrate earlier, flowers bloom faster, and fish move to newly warmed waters putting local species at risk. To mitigate the trend and support conservation efforts, scientists at the University of Toronto are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species.
Astronomy
14.07.2015
Hello Pluto: why NASA's New Horizons travelled 4.7 billion kilometres just to see a former planet
On July 14, 2015 the New Horizons spacecraft sped past the dwarf planet Pluto at 14 km per second, after a nine-year journey of almost 5 billion kilometres. The probe contains an array of scientific equipment which will provide scientists with a wealth of data and give us the most detailed images yet of the distant world.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.07.2015
Wildfires: U of’T expert explains why they're raging in Western Canada and the impact on cities
Wildfires are burning throughout Western Canada this summer, causing the evacuation of communities, the straining of firefighting resources and even the death of one firefighter.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.07.2015
It's not the next Greece but here's why Puerto Rico's debt is making news
Just when all the economic news seems to be from Greece, Puerto Rico – the fourth-largest island of the Caribbean and a territory of the United States – has made headlines of its own with a staggering public debt of US $72 billion.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
08.07.2015
NBA’s Ben Gordon signs on to U of’T wearable tech sports coaching startup, Onyx Motion
Onyx Motion is partnering with NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon in a bid to raise the calibre of digital basketball coaching offered by the company's first-of-its-kind-tech, a smartwatch app that offers on-court skills guidance.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environmental Sciences
29.06.2015
Retreating sea ice could mean a colder Europe, researchers say
Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland seas may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean and could ultimately affect the climate in Europe.
Law/Forensics
26.06.2015
Why the U.S. Supreme Court was bound to legalize same-sex marriage: U of’T expert analysis
In an historic victory for equal rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states: the constitutionally awarded right to marry will no longer be reserved for heterosexual couples in America.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.06.2015
Meet Hallucigenia: the 500-million-year-old worm whose throat was lined with needle-like teeth
A new study of an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago – a worm-like animal with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has definitively identified its he
Arts and Design - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.06.2015
Beat It! Listening to music leads to longer workouts, U of’T researchers say
Listening to music while you exercise can increase the length of your workout by up to 70 per cent, shows new research from the University of Toronto. The study found that cardiac patients who listened to music that was synchronized with the tempo of their workout had greater compliance to exercise plans and increased their overall daily activity.
Social Sciences
08.06.2015
Regent Park residents sparked redevelopment, left with mixed feelings: urban studies undergrad research
How much influence do residents have when it comes to a community's redevelopment? “City officials and planners seemed to want to hear the voices of residents,” said Sonia Sobrino Ralston , w
Social Sciences
04.06.2015
Boxing rebranded Justin Trudeau as leader: U of’T study
If Justin Trudeau someday becomes prime minister of Canada, he may owe his success in the blood sport of politics to a media image forged in the rough and tumble of the boxing ring, a new U of'T study suggests.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.06.2015
WHO backs U of’T professor's recommendations for reducing pain of vaccines
When the World Health Organization asked University of Toronto Professor Anna Taddio for help increasing vaccination rates around the world her overriding message was: make the needles less painful and scary.
Sport Sciences - Event
28.05.2015
FIFA arrests: sports experts at U of’T on why this took so long and what it all means for the future of soccer
Seven FIFA officials were arrested May 27, accused of “rampant, systematic and deep-rooted corruption” – and that's good news for soccer, say experts at the University of Toronto, who've tracked problems with FIFA for more than a decade.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.05.2015
New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier
University of Toronto researchers' diagnostic chip reduces testing time from days to one hour, allowing doctors to pick the right antibiotic the first time It's a device that could transform doctors' ability to treat infections: a test for antibiotic resistance that works in just one hour – instead of several days.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
26.05.2015
Laying the groundwork for prosperity: Canadian cities and their universities
Canada's cities are building the foundations of our future prosperity, University of Toronto president Meric Gertler told a capacity crowd at the Empire Club of Canada.
Sport Sciences - Event
22.05.2015
From Good to Gold: science and technology in high performance sport
When Dave Ross first started coaching trampoline athletes in the 1970s, sport and science weren't nearly as intertwined as they are now.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.05.2015
Restoring eyesight and healing brains: how hydrogels can boost the work of stem cells
U of'T researchers show that engineered hydrogels not only help with stem cell transplantation, but actually speed healing in both the eye and brain It's a discovery that, in early lab trials, has been shown to partially reverse blindness and help the brain recover from stroke. Using a gel-like biomaterial called a hydrogel, University of Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation that keeps cells alive and helps them integrate better into tissue.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
12.05.2015
Research2Reality: understanding the ground-breaking work supported by your taxes
When University of Toronto physicist Dick Peltier began researching the interaction between the Earth's land, atmosphere, water and biosphere, he created mathematical models depicting how climate evolved over 750 million years and how it will change in the future.
Mathematics
08.05.2015
U of T's Patricia McCarney launches Open City Data Portal
Hundreds of cities will now be able to compare themselves against other leading cities with the release of standardized data looking at everything from youth unemployment to energy consumption.
Literature/Linguistics - Sport Sciences
08.05.2015
Doors Open Toronto: 12 things you must see at U of T
On May 23 and 24, the annual Doors Open Toronto (presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto) is set to take over 155 buildings in Toronto with the theme “Sports, Recreation and Leisure”.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
06.05.2015
Canada could learn from Japan, Korea and Taiwan as it seeks to reform health care
Asian countries could provide insights for improving Canada's underperforming health-care system, says a new paper co-written by University of Toronto sociologist Ito Peng .
Social Sciences
05.05.2015
Sharing the best cherry blossom moments at U of T
Even though each blossom lives between four and 10 days, the annual flowering of sakura (or cherry blossom) trees draws millions of tourists to destinations around the world.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.05.2015
Startup world: U of’T entrepreneurs take their companies to OCE Discovery conference
University of Toronto entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors showed off their startups at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference April 27 and 28 – making connections and sharing best practices for Toronto-based companies in the global economy.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environmental Sciences
28.04.2015
The megacities that hog all the energy - and those that don't
New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively fewer resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on “megacity metabolism” – the world's first comprehensive survey of resources used and removed in each of the world's 27 largest metropolitan areas.
History/Archeology - Environmental Sciences
20.04.2015
German history expert receives both Killam and Guggenheim fellowships
Professor James Retallack 's deep dive into pre-World War One Germany – illuminating a time when the promise of democratic reform and social justice was not yet derailed by fascism and communism – has earned both the Killam Research Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship.
Sport Sciences
17.04.2015
Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games: the science of sprinting
For University of Toronto Olympian and Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games hopeful Sarah Wells , few athletic moments are as rife with anticipation as those leading up to when she places her feet on the starting blocks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
17.04.2015
Chancellor Michael Wilson named chair of Mental Health Commission of Canada
The University of Toronto's 33rd chancellor, The Honourable Michael H. Wilson , has been appointed chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
15.04.2015
Game-changing work with the NBA and more from one of world's top ten computer science departments
What do the Toronto Raptors and mobile advertising have in common? You can find the answer at department of computer science's Research in Action showcase, April 15.
Administration/Government
13.04.2015
Edward Snowden Archive: University of Toronto project gives you access to all leaked NSA documents
How much do you know about the American surveillance documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden – and how many of those National Security Agency documents have you read?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.04.2015
Can hosting the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games make Toronto a healthier city?
This summer, thousands of the world's top athletes will descend on our city to compete in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games , showcasing not only athletic prowess, but the dynamic and thriving City of Toronto.
Medicine/Pharmacology
08.04.2015
Making vaccinations less painful and scary
Its goal is to increase vaccination rates and reduce the spread of disease globally – so the World Health Organization turned to the University of Toronto's Anna Taddio .
Astronomy - Administration/Government
07.04.2015
Thirty Metre Telescope: "amazing news for Canadian astronomy"
The phrase “over the moon” doesn't begin to describe University of Toronto astronomy and astrophysics professor Raymond Carlberg 's feelings.
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