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IOY 2013 – Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy

Added on: May 16, 2013

Annual Report: U of T-wide effort brightens research future

Added on: May 13, 2013

Important improvements realized in funding, partnerships, new initiatives Paul Fraumeni Thanks to a collaborative effort that included leaders, faculty and staff throughout U of T’s research community, the university is in a much better position to enable researchers in all disciplines to conduct their work at the calibre of one of the world’s top-ranked universities.… MoreMore arrow

Antifungal therapy could be key to asthma treatment

Added on: May 9, 2013

An estimated 4,837,000 asthmatics with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) could benefit substantially from antifungal treatment, say researchers from the University of Toronto and Manchester University. read more

Smartphones are changing the way doctors treat patients: welcome to the future of medicine

Added on: May 8, 2013

A patient with depression, whose doctor hasn’t found a drug that works, knows the anguish of the long wait. read more

Why a wide-eyed expression of fear can be a good thing

Added on: May 6, 2013

Wide-eyed expressions that typically signal fear seem to enlarge our visual field making it easier to spot threats at the same time they enhance the ability of others to locate the source of danger, according to new research from the University of Toronto. read more

Ontario’s supercomputing superventure strengthens its wow factor

Added on: April 30, 2013

10 new projects announced at SOSCIP’s first anniversary symposium Paul Fraumeni Treating leukemia.  Standardizing patient health records.  More efficient scheduling of airplanes and urban transportation systems.  A low-cost sensor system for water quality monitoring. Those areas are only a few initiatives being addressed through the 10 new projects (bringing the total to 34) announced this… MoreMore arrow

EDGE The Brain Issue: How do kids learn?

Added on: March 21, 2013

Jan Pelletier can explain how kids learn by telling a story about cockroaches. Pelletier is a Canadian leader in the education and early development of children. A former elementary school teacher and school psychologist, she is director of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (ICS) and a professor at U of T’s Ontario… MoreMore arrow

With Minuum, U of T startup aims to reinvent smartphone keyboard

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A Canadian startup wants to bring touchscreen typing into the 21st century with a project called Minuum, based on research conducted at the University of Toronto over the past few years. read more