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Treating Depression Before It Becomes Postpartum

Added on: October 17, 2014

Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Andrea became severely depressed. She was 17 at the time and she didn’t fully understand what she was going through; she just felt like a failure. “I felt like I didn’t want to be alive,” she recalls. “I felt like I didn’t deserve to be alive. I felt… MoreMore arrow

Skin Printing Just Got Faster, Cheaper, And Smaller

Added on: October 8, 2014

Printed human skin sounded like some kind of sci-fi fantasy when the idea first emerged a decade ago. Now, like so many futuristic ideas that have come to fruition, bioprinting is not only here but it’s become cheaper, faster, and smaller. It may soon be ready for mainstream use. read more

Global PC network gives researchers supercomputer power

Added on: September 22, 2014

Massive global network of home and business computers linked to give researchers supercomputer power. Igor Jurisica wants you to help him conquer cancer. Oh, don’t worry, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre scientist is not looking for money. But he would like to borrow your computer. In the age of molecular medicine, with its staggering genetic… MoreMore arrow

PrintAlive 3D skin tissue printer wins Canadian Dyson Award

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Cells from burn victims could be used to print skin grafts A 3D printer that may one day generate new skin for burn victims has won a $3,500 prize and a chance to compete internationally for $50,000 more. The PrintAlive Bioprinter developed by University of Toronto engineering students Arianna McAllister and Lian Leng has won… MoreMore arrow

Professional networking can make you feel physically dirty

Added on: September 12, 2014

Are you one of those people who dreads networking to get ahead? Does it make you feel icky? Well, you’re not alone. Turns out, networking can make people feel so gross that it translates to feelings of physical dirtiness, according to a study in an upcoming issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. read more

Tapping energy-conscious homeowners with a new app

Added on: September 9, 2014

Do people care enough to act? It is a key question charities ask when seeking donations, the question politicians grapple with when fighting for votes, and the question anyone should ask before trying to grab moments from our hectic lives. read more

The race to capture solar energy at U of T

Added on: September 4, 2014

The global race to harvest the sun’s energy has researchers all over the world competing to develop the new technologies that they hope will end our reliance on fossil fuels. One of the latest announcements is from a team at Michigan State University that’s developed a clear pane of plastic that could be used on… MoreMore arrow

Bernard Etkin helped avert Apollo 13 tragedy

Added on: July 24, 2014

It was not supposed to happen. When Apollo 13, the third manned mission intended to land on the moon, took off from the Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970, no one imagined that after minutely detailed planning, testing and preparation it would have to be aborted just two days later because of an exploding… MoreMore arrow

Gender Quotas May Work Better in Cultures Where People Like Rules

Added on: July 18, 2014

Gender quotas are an ever-controversial way to increase the percentage of women in business-leadership positions. But new research from the University of Toronto’s Rotman school of management suggests that people need to be more aware of the different effects they will likely have in different cultures. And some of those effects run a bit contrary to how… MoreMore arrow

Canada’s new nutrition labels: Five things to know

Added on: July 17, 2014

Health Canada wants to make it easier for you to see how many calories — and how much added sugar — lurk in your favourite cereal. On Monday, the federal agency announced its proposed changes to the familiar nutrition facts label found on thousands of grocery store items. Read More