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$20M opens high performance computing consortium to new research areas

Added on: April 29, 2015

Paul Fraumeni A $20 million investment from the federal government will enable the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) consortium to add new areas of focus – such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity – to its research projects. U of T is a founding member of SOSCIP, which was founded in 2012 to support… MoreMore arrow

One test for all infections

Added on: April 22, 2015

Can human behaviour fix the California drought?

Added on: April 17, 2015

Stephen Scharper: “US southwest is living beyond its ecological means” Paul Fraumeni   California is experiencing a drought that has gone far beyond a“dry spell”. In fact, the drought and related water shortage are so profound that Governor Jerry Brown is enacting measures to have Californians cut back on water consumption by 25 per cent… MoreMore arrow

Joel Levine: On the Fly

Added on: April 9, 2015

Canada signs on to mega-telescope in search of first stars and other Earths

Added on: April 8, 2015

One of the biggest telescopes ever conceived to gaze upon the cosmos will be doing a substantial share of that gazing on behalf of Canadian astronomers. Read more

Largest-Ever Suicide-risk Study Identifies New Prevention Opportunity

Added on: April 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have conducted the largest suicide-risk study to date based on more than 65,000 people who survived a self-poisoning episode, including both adults and children. read more

U of T Scientists Create New Technology For Precision Tumour Treatment

Added on: March 31, 2015

Researchers at the University of Toronto have successfully converted microbubbles into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads. read more

How to kill a fungus—and why

Added on: March 17, 2015

Steacie Fellowship winner Leah Cowen is pioneering our understanding of drug-resistant fungal pathogens Jenny Hall MRSA. C. difficile. Most of us have become familiar in recent years with the ominous alphabet of drug-resistant bacteria. We’ve heard the alarms about the improper use of antibiotics and read features about a frightening future without these wonder drugs… MoreMore arrow

High school students get ready for the real world via computing

Added on: February 23, 2015

U of T’s SciNet and SAS collaborate on big data competition Paul Fraumeni Big data – and the supercomputers that can handle it – have gone far past the buzzword stage. Professionals and university researchers are using supercomputers to figure out almost everything – pandemic planning, designing public transit routes, political analysis, understanding climate change,… MoreMore arrow