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At last, hope for ALS patients?

TORONTO, ON — U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world’s most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to host 50 Punjab teachers for teacher training course

TORONTO, ON – The government of the Indian State of Punjab is sending 50 of its teachers to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto for an intensive four-week teacher development program from July … Continue reading

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Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

TORONTO, ON – Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. These discoveries were made by archaeologists … Continue reading

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Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets

TORONTO, ON – A team of astronomers has made the most precise measurements yet of water vapour in the atmospheres of Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System and found them to be much drier worlds than expected. The team, including … Continue reading

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New research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other

TORONTO, ON - Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study. Psychologists … Continue reading

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Statement about the detention of Alexander Sodiqov

We welcome the release from detention of Alexander Sodiqov, a doctoral student in political science at the University of Toronto who was in Tajikistan under contract to the University of Exeter. We look forward to the case being formally concluded … Continue reading

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Low-carb diet cuts risk of colon cancer, study finds

TORONTO, ON — Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drives a common form of colon cancer and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. Researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into … Continue reading

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Gender quotas work in “tight” cultures, says new paper from the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON – Quotas probably won’t get more women into the boardroom in places like the U.S. and Canada. They have a better chance however in countries such as China or Germany where people place a higher value on obeying authority … Continue reading

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IndyCar driver makes U of T pit stop for $20M lab opening

TORONTO, ON – When three-time Indy 500 winner Hélio Castroneves accelerates around the track at this weekend’s Honda Indy races, he’ll be driving a racecar propelled by decades of materials research that makes him faster, safer and more efficient. On … Continue reading

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YBP Library Services selected as primary book supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries

TORONTO, ON – YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and … Continue reading

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