Category Archives: Science

Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice

Toronto, ON – Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from … Continue reading

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U of T Welcomes Provincial Investment in New Centre Focused on Economic Success

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto welcomes the $15M investment by the Ontario government for the new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE). As stated in the 2016 Ontario Budget introduced today, this investment will support strengthening the Innovation … Continue reading

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University of Toronto physicists discover new laws governing the “developmental biology of materials”

Toronto, ON – When one atom first meets another, the precise nature of that interaction can determine much about what kinds of physical properties and behaviours will emerge. In a paper published today in Nature Physics, a team led by … Continue reading

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Einstein proved right: LIGO, U of T astrophysicists detect gravitational waves

“We see today that black holes exist in the universe and they do collide!” Associate Professor Harald Pfeiffer says (image courtesy NASA) For the first time, scientists have observed gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime from a … Continue reading

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Scientists to provide update on the search for gravitational waves

Toronto, ON– Media are invited to view a live webcast at the University of Toronto (U of T) as the National Science Foundation brings together scientists from Caltech, MIT, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (EST) … Continue reading

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Size matters in the battle to adapt to diverse environments and avoid extinction

TORONTO , ON – A new University of Toronto study may force scientists to rethink what is behind the mass extinction of amphibians occurring worldwide in the face of climate change, disease and habitat loss. The old cliché “size matters” … Continue reading

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UTEST program bends career road for Granata Decision Systems’ founders

TORONTO, ON – MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined … Continue reading

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$1,873,485 in Canada Foundation for Innovation funds awarded to U of T Researchers

TORONTO, ON – 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 … Continue reading

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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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