Category Archives: Science

Scientists open a new window into quantum physics with superconductivity in LEDs

TORONTO, ON – A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement. The approach would involve combining light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with … Continue reading

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Canada’s most famous moustache is coming to U of T

TORONTO, ON — Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS), will be speaking to University of Toronto students, staff and faculty at Convocation Hall on Friday, March 14. This event  recognizes the leadership of U of T’s students who raised almost $150,000 … Continue reading

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HIV/STI prevention program in Haiti is changing and saving lives

TORONTO, ON – New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation. Carmen Logie, assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, demonstrated that marginalized and displaced … Continue reading

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New study shows a genetic link between feeding behaviour and animal dispersal

TORONTO, ON – New research from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that animal dispersal is influenced by a gene associated with feeding and food search behaviours. The study, which was carried out by UTSC Professor Mark Fitzpatrick and PhD … Continue reading

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U of T researchers discover new way to treat deadly childhood brain cancer

TORONTO, ON – Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) have discovered a new way to effectively target a previously difficult-to-treat form of childhood brain cancer called ependymoma. Professor Michael Taylor (MD,PhD, FRCSC), along … Continue reading

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New research shows the way a room is lit can affect the way you make decisions

TORONTO, ON – The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that human emotion, … Continue reading

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Turning back the clock on aging muscles?

TORONTO, ON – A study co-published in Nature Medicine this week by University of Toronto researcher Penney Gilbert has determined a stem cell-based method for restoring strength to damaged skeletal muscles of the elderly. Skeletal muscles are some of the … Continue reading

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Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale – home to some of the planet’s earliest animals, including a very primitive human relative – is one of the world’s most important fossil sites. Now, more than … Continue reading

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Research shows that reported oil sands emissions greatly underestimated

TORONTO, ON – A new comprehensive modeling assessment of contamination in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region indicates that officially reported emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants have been greatly underestimated. The results of the assessment, which was carried out by … Continue reading

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Theory behind popular blood-type diet debunked

TORONTO, ON – Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) have found that the theory behind the popular blood type diet–which claims an individual’s nutritional needs vary by blood type–is not valid. The findings are published this week … Continue reading

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