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World’s best climate change tracking experiment celebrates 10 years of success

Added on: November 6, 2013

Scientists, industry and government representatives gathered at the University of Toronto recently for the 10 year anniversary of the successful Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment. ACE was launched into the stratosphere on board a small Canadian satellite known as SCISAT a decade ago. Since then it has provided a steady stream of data that have played a… MoreMore arrow

Milica Radisic

Added on: September 6, 2013

A Canadian has a heart attack every seven minutes, resulting in a death toll of more than 16,000 a year from heart disease. Making matters worse, the heart, unlike other organs in the body, has very little ability to repair itself. Dr. Milica Radisic, Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, aims to change… More

Andreas Laupacis

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The Internet and social media have radically changed how people obtain health information. Most of us have been tempted to use the Web to diagnose symptoms even though we know it’s not always accurate, and that we can end up misdiagnosing a pulled muscle as an imminent heart attack. Social media and the Internet have… More

Constantin Christopoulos

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Whenever there is a major earthquake abroad, it reminds us how fragile our communities are and focuses attention on earthquake-prone regions in Canada. Current Canadian seismic building codes aim to prevent loss of life, but do little to prevent material damage to buildings or disruption of essential services in cities. Dr. Constantin Christopoulos, Canada Research… More

Mark Taylor

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Everything that happens in our bodies occurs due to specific interactions between molecules. “Molecular recognition” is a term used to describe these interactions. Understanding molecular recognition is what motivates Dr. Mark Taylor, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Recognition and Catalysis. Taylor aims to understand the details of molecular interactions, so that progress can be made… More

Glenn Hibbard

Added on: August 26, 2013

Dr. Glenn Hibbard, Canada Research Chair in Cellular Hybrid Materials, is using a do-more-with-less approach to create advanced materials for aerospace and transportation industries that are lightweight and ultrastrong, and that leave a smaller ecological footprint.  

Sabine Stanley

Added on: August 12, 2013

It’s a paradox that while the sun is an essential component for life on Earth, we need protection from its radioactive particles. Magnetic fields that surround our planet shield us from radioactive particles that are constantly blown towards the Earth by solar winds at one million miles per hour.

Andres M. Lozano

Added on: August 6, 2013

Brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease and depression occur when neurons—the basic building blocks of the nervous system—behave erratically. That makes it of paramount importance to identify malfunctioning neurons and to find new ways to either block abnormal activity or drive underperforming neurons in these disorders. That’s exactly what Dr. Andres Lozano, Canada Research Chair in… More

Trevor Moraes

Added on: July 29, 2013

Bacteria are tiny, living organisms that play many roles in the environment. In their quest for survival and nutrition, many bacteria aid in the decomposition of dead leaves, wood, animals and also garbage. They inject nutrients into soil helping trees and other organisms grow. Similarly, bacteria in our gut helps to digest foods and we… More

Minna Woo

Added on: July 22, 2013

Type 2 diabetes affects 3 million Canadians and 300 million people worldwide and is on the increase. If inadequately treated, diabetes can lead to complications such as blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. It also can significantly increase the risk of cancer. People with diabetes are resistant to insulin, which is the key… More