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Can plants teach us how to build better solar cells?

Added on: September 23, 2013

Connaught Global Challenge grant seeds ambitious research project Jenny Hall What can we learn from plants about making the best use of the sun’s abundant energy? That’s the question underlying an ambitious new research project that has won $1 million in the 2012-13 Connaught Global Challenge funding competition. The project team director, Ted Sargent of… MoreMore arrow

Can financial incentives inspire exercise?

Added on: September 18, 2013

When it comes to sticking to an exercise plan, we’re all looking for solutions to ensure that new healthy habits transform into long-term lifestyle changes. PhD candidate Marc Mitchell has published findings in the September online issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggesting that receiving coupons and vouchers for as little as five… MoreMore arrow

Exercise and heart health: how much is too much?

Added on: September 17, 2013

When Professor Jack Goodman explains his research focus – excessive exercise and heart health – the first question most people have is, how much is too much? read more

U of T start-up attracts one of Canada’s largest-ever healthcare angel investments

Added on: September 16, 2013

An innovative, handheld point-of-care analyzer, developed by ChipCare Corporation, has secured one of the largest ever angel investments in Canada’s healthcare sector. read more

U of T the top Canadian university in world rankings

Added on: September 11, 2013

TORONTO – The University of Toronto has knocked off its national rival, McGill University, as the best in Canada, according to the 2013 QS World University Rankings released on Tuesday. U of T tied for 17th with the University of Edinburgh, up from 19th a year earlier. McGill dropped from 18th to 21st after holding… MoreMore arrow

Why Canadian newspapers are suspending print edition deliveries

Added on: August 29, 2013

The Globe and Mail announced today that it will not publish a print edition on Labour Day Monday. It’s the latest experiment in a trend of reduced delivery models for Canadian newspapers struggling to adapt to new advertising and readership models. As more readers consume their news online, without wishing to pay for it, outlets… MoreMore arrow

Saving face by covering your face

Added on: August 26, 2013

Metaphorical thinking can influence everyday behaviours, says a new University of Toronto study that shows people who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or ‘repair’ the face. read more

Marcelo Cypel

Added on: August 19, 2013

Lung transplants save lives and improve the quality of life for many people with end-stage lung failure. But while researchers have made significant advances in improving the success of lung transplants in recent years, serious challenges still face those waiting for a lung. Lung transplant waiting lists are increasing as the population ages. Unfortunately, 20… More

Anthony Pawson helped discover how cells communicate with each other

Added on: August 15, 2013

Anthony Pawson, one of the world’s top cell biologists and a pre-eminent cancer researcher, left behind two very different grieving families when he died suddenly in Toronto last Wednesday at the age of 60. read more

Hundreds of students to benefit from $6.6 million in training funds

Added on: August 12, 2013

Jenny Hall Hundreds of U of T students and postdoctoral fellows will benefit from $6.6 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council’s CREATE program, which trains the next generation of researchers to tackle Canada’s most pressing scientific challenges. The CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) program aims to improve the mentoring and… MoreMore arrow