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Seeing mental illness in the brain

Added on: April 14, 2014

Aristotle Voineskos one of 14 U of T researchers awarded in new CFI funding Paul Fraumeni What is going on in the brain of a person who has a severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder? Aristotle Voineskos knows that treatment for these difficult conditions can’t be improved until a clearer understanding of… MoreMore arrow

What just happened in Quebec?

Added on: April 10, 2014

While most political analysts gave the Liberals a slight lead in the last few weeks of the Quebec election race, few could have anticipated the extent of the Parti Quebecois (PQ) defeat. Winning only 25.4% of the popular vote, compared to the Liberals’ 41.5%, this is the PQ’s worst election outcome in more than 40… MoreMore arrow

2014 Killam Prize winners: Andreas Mandelis and Sajeev John

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Two University of Toronto researchers – physicist Sajeev John and engineer Andreas Mandelis – have each won a 2014 Killam Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious scholarly awards. read more

Arthritis in adulthood linked to parental addictions during childhood

Added on: March 27, 2014

The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, says a new study by University of Toronto researchers. read more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:30pm to 9pm

Added on: March 18, 2014

Stewart Aitchison Elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Professor Stewart Aitchison (ECE) has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Originally established in 1783, the RSE is Scotland’s national academy of science and letters. Benjamin Franklin and economist Adam Smith were among its Founding Fellows. Of the more than 1500 RSE Fellows, there are only 62 Corresponding Fellows (Fellows who… MoreMore arrow

U of T/Baycrest research shows white matter disease exacts heavy toll.

Added on: February 27, 2014

Canadian researchers have found further troubling evidence that cognitive damage from white matter disease is more widespread than first thought. A comprehensive meta-analysis of 27 published studies comparing healthy older adults to those who have cognitive impairment due to white matter disease has revealed that the disease can sabotage several cognitive areas. read more

MacArthur Award for
U of T’s Citizen Lab

Added on: February 20, 2014

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab is one of seven nonprofit organizations around the world to receive the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI). read more

U of T neuroscientist wins Dan David Prize

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University of Toronto Professor Peter St George-Hyslop is a laureate of the 2014 international Dan David prize, for his pioneering research on Alzheimer’s disease. St George-Hyslop and his team found two genes responsible for the early onset of Alzheimer’s, which has made early diagnoses and treatment of the disease possible. read more

New way to treat a deadly childhood cancer uses drugs already on the market

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Receiving a diagnosis of ependymoma, the third most common type of childhood brain cancer, can be devastating. While babies and toddlers are treated with surgery and radiation therapy, current chemotherapy is ineffective and the cancer often recurs. Remarkably, researchers from the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) have discovered a new… MoreMore arrow