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TrendMD designed to help medical research get read

Added on: November 10, 2014

A Canadian startup’s web widget is offering doctors and researchers help in digitally navigating the staggering volume of medical studies and articles being published each day around the world. read more

App gives voice to people with disabilities

Added on: May 8, 2012

Tyler Austin is one of thousands of Canadians who can now speak, thanks to MyVoice, a new technology developed by two University of Toronto students. read more

Canadian discovers method to radically minimize scars

Added on: May 7, 2012

A Canadian surgeon’s painstaking research into a rare tumour has led him to a surprising discovery that could benefit millions and earn billions. read more

Ontario getting cutting-edge research and development centre with backing from IBM

Added on: April 11, 2012

Put simply, it’s a $210 million deal to help smart people use fancy computers to tackle some of the biggest problems of modern life, from traffic jams and old buildings that waste energy to getting better at treating disease. read more

Canadian software helps Syrian activists avoid web censors

Added on: March 14, 2012

Late last year, Syrian activists found their Internet connections blocked. In need of a way to communicate, they turned to a Canadian technology company to deliver the networking system. read more

U of T robot named Brian is here to help elderly in daily tasks

Added on: March 9, 2012

Has anyone seen Brian’s cap? He needs it for a photo-op. Even with it on, his head’s not that pretty a sight. But without it, the inner workings are there for all to see. Not gooey grey matter, but screws, wires and sensors. read more

HIV testing produces results in minutes and is cheaper

Added on: March 8, 2012

It looks no more complex than a supermarket scanner. But the portable lab device created by graduate researchers at the University of Toronto could radically change the treatment of HIV in developing countries and here in Canada by offering blood testing on the spot and producing results within minutes. read more

Earthquake-proofing skyscrapers

Added on: March 7, 2012

Toronto’s tall buildings like to dance in the wind, potentially making penthouse owners sea sick as the tops of buildings sway as much as half a metre. read more