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Unlocking the mysteries of hypoglycemic seizures

Added on: October 18, 2013

It’s the part of our body that controls what we think, the ways we move and how our other organs function. Though we know the brain plays an important role in our day-to-day life, there’s still a lot to learn about how it works. read more

Warning: wi-fi dangerous in cars

Added on: October 17, 2013

Plans to provide high-speed Internet access in vehicles, announced last month by Canadian telecommunications company Rogers Communications and American provider Sprint Corporation, could do with some sober second-thoughts, says Professor Ian Spence of the University of Toronto. read more

Kent Roach of law lands a coveted Trudeau Fellowship

Added on: October 16, 2013

Professor Kent Roach, Wilson-Prichard Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, was awarded an esteemed Trudeau Foundation Fellowship today, worth $225,000, in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and pro bono contributions in constitutional, human rights and anti-terrorism issues. read more

Want ripples on your icicles? U of T scientists suggest adding salt

Added on: October 15, 2013

Though it’s barely the beginning of autumn, scientists at the University of Toronto are one step closer to explaining why winter’s icicles form with Michelin Man-like ripples on their elongated shapes. read more

Gates Foundation funds new U of T research on MOOCs

Added on: October 10, 2013

University of Toronto leads scholarship in emerging field Brianna Goldberg Three University of Toronto research teams studying online learning have won the backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The teams will receive funding for their research into the experience of teachers and students of Massive Open Online Courses, commonly known as MOOCs, and… MoreMore arrow

Why revolutionary regimes are so durable

Added on: October 8, 2013

A Q & A with Associate Professor Lucan Way by Don Campbell Revolutionary regimes often suffer from poor economic performance, large-scale policy failures and intense external pressure. They are also remarkably durable. read more

Do vaccines work?

Added on: October 3, 2013

Dr. Shelley Deeks on “vaccine hesitancy” and the impact of childhood immunization programs  Jenny Hall As the school year gears up, we spoke with Dr. Shelley Deeks about vaccines: do they work, are they safe, and why do some people fear them? An M.D., Deeks is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public… MoreMore arrow

New tools for dementia research

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More than 35 million people around the world live with dementia, and that number is growing. It is estimated that a new case is diagnosed every four seconds. read more

The science of fall colours

Added on: October 2, 2013

The natural fireworks display across the Haliburton Highlands isn’t just a pretty sight each autumn, it’s also a necessary and somewhat mysterious biological process in trees’ leaves. According to University of Toronto professor Sean Thomas, leaves change colour as chlorophyll breaks down.

Eighteen from U of T Named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Added on: September 25, 2013

Eighteen members of the University of Toronto community have been named fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; one of Canada’s most esteemed academic academies.  read more