Category Archives: Science

Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world

TORONTO, ON — A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth’s surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia. Common in … Continue reading

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University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

TORONTO, ON – Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The … Continue reading

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New technique offers spray-on power

TORONTO, ON — Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s hope. Kramer and colleagues have just invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces using miniscule light-sensitive … Continue reading

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Historic $130-million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care. Goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per … Continue reading

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Steve Mann, ‘father of wearable computing’, to keynote Toronto wearable conference

TORONTO, ON — Steve Mann, widely recognized as the ‘father of wearable computing’ and pioneer in the field of wearable technologies, will keynote the Future.Innovation.Technology.Creativity. (FITC) Wearables conference in Toronto on November 13, 2014. Mann will unveil a new invention … Continue reading

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Sorting bloodborne cancer cells to better predict spread of disease

TORONTO, ON – For most cancer patients, primary tumours are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumours – tumours that spread from their original location to other parts of the body – that are the cause … Continue reading

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University of Toronto to amplify entrepreneurship offerings with over $3 million from province’s Campus-Linked Accelerator Program

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA), announced today by Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of … Continue reading

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Despite a significant reduction in smog-producing toxins in past decade, GTA still violates Canada’s ozone standards

TORONTO, ON – A new study shows that while the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has significantly reduced some of the toxins that contribute to smog, the city continues to violate the Canada-wide standards for ozone air pollution. Smog, which can … Continue reading

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U of T research helps explain why elderly are prone to sleep problems

TORONTO, ON – New research led by University of Toronto neurologist Andrew Lim sheds light on sleep disruption in aging adults. “In many older people with insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption, the underlying cause is unknown,” said Lim, … Continue reading

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U of T scientist to play key role on Mars 2020 Rover Payload Mission

TORONTO, ON — NASA announced last week that the next rover, being sent to Mars in 2020, will carry seven highly sophisticated instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. The instruments were selected from … Continue reading

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