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Harsha Murthy, Frank Shin-Haw Lee and Sina Hadipour-Lakmehsari pose for a photo

U of T researchers show how a protein found in cardiac muscle helps prevent heart failure

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that a receptor expression-enhancing protein contributes to normal heart development and function by regulating the sarcoplasmic reticulum, a network of tubules found in cardiac muscle cells.

Pranav Kadhiresan and Buddhisha Udugama hold up the pea-sized heating device

Paired with a smartphone, pill-sized 'heater' developed at U of T could be used to diagnose infectious disease

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tiny “heater” – about the size of a pill – that could allow resource-limited regions around the world to test for infectious diseases without the need for specialized training or costly lab equipment.

The technology, developed by researchers in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, regulates the temperature of biological samples through different stages of diagnostic testing, which is crucial to the accuracy of test results. 

A student breathes into a machine that tests her respiratory levels

From the lab to the gym: U of T Mississauga physiology students receive hands-on experience

A group of undergraduate physiology students at the University of Toronto Mississauga are ditching their lab coats in favour of gym clothes.

The students are hitting the gym and getting their hearts pumping for a fourth-year course created and taught by Bryan Stewart, a professor in the department of biology and cell and systems biology. The course relies on a first-time partnership with the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC).