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  • $1,873,485 in Canada Foundation for Innovation funds awarded to U of T Researchers
    January 20, 2015 – Sarah McDonald Eleven U of T Researchers have been selected as recipients of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders funds totalling $1,873,485. The John R. Evans Leaders Fund was established to assist institutions in attracting and retaining talented researchers. Candidates for funding must be either recognized leaders or have demonstrated the potential… MoreMore arrow
  • Anxiety and pain: two sides of the same synapse?
    January 20, 2015 – Jim Oldfield  “Patients with chronic pain are often anxious, and that if this pain lasts a long time many will suffer depression and lose hope,” Zhuo says (photo by Sarah Joy via Flickr) Researchers have known for a decade what patients have suspected much longer: chronic pain produces anxiety, and anxiety makes the pain worse.… MoreMore arrow
  • UTEST announces third cohort of U of T software start-ups
    January 16, 2015 – The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) and MaRS Innovation, has announced its third cohort of computer science start-up companies. read more
  • UTM historian investigating U.S.-Latin American encounters and visual culture
    January 15, 2015 – Historical Studies professor draws links between the photo archives he explores and the politics behind the pictures From an early age, Professor Kevin Coleman was consistently drawn to Central and South America, though for many years he regarded it as a mere sideline pursuit. Raised in Arizona and influenced by a variety of cultures, he… MoreMore arrow
  • Quitting smoking? Read this first.
    January 14, 2015 – Researchers from University of Toronto and the University of Pennsylvania can tell whether smokers will fare better with nicotine patch or varenicline pills Michael Kennedy If you’re trying to quit smoking, new research from the University of Toronto suggests the first thing you need to understand is your DNA. “In this new trial, we’ve shown… MoreMore arrow
  • Consumers stand to reap little or no nutritional benefit from energy drinks
    January 13, 2015 – According to the study at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, novel beverages sold in Canadian supermarkets revealed extensive nutrient enrichment. read more
  • Sex and the single evening primrose
    January 13, 2015 – Elaine Smith  Sex or no sex? That depends on how you feel about harmful mutations, says new research from the University of Toronto. Using various species of the evening primrose (Oenothera) as his model, Jesse Hollister, a former U of T post-doctoral fellow, and his colleagues have demonstrated strong support for a theory that biologists have long… MoreMore arrow
  • Scientists depend on the power of reason
    By John C. Polanyi

    January 8, 2015 – By John C. Polanyi This article is an abridged version of John Polanyi’s opening address at the recent Polanyi Conference on Science and Social Responsibility at the Munk School of Global Affairs. On being a scientist German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one-time physicist, had her thinking shaped by science. Her message to the million people commemorating… MoreMore arrow
  • Five must-watch startups for 2015
    January 7, 2015 – Toronto’s tech community, long overshadowed by those in other Canadian cities like Kitchener and Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver, is finally starting to come into its own. It may never grow to the size and significance of a Silicon Valley, but as we’ve recently discussed, global startup empires are starting to come out of Toronto. read… MoreMore arrow
  • EDGE: The Connaught Issue
    Disguising drugs to treat brain cancer

    January 5, 2015
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