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A 'culinary ethnographic investigation': How a U of T student tracked the journey of the Lanzhou noodle
"Bong, bong, bong!"
Andy Liu, a fourth-year history student at the University of Toronto, recalls going into the Magic Noodle restaurant for dinner one night and being met by that loud sound, made by a chef smashing dough onto a board.
Then he got to thinking about what he was eating – the authenticity of the food and the history behind it.
To understand how cells work, biologists like to take them apart. By removing genes from cells in diverse combinations, researchers have now uncovered how different genes work together to keep cells alive. The research will help scientists understand how faults in multiple genes combine to drive common diseases such as cancer or heart disease.
Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have identified the molecular mechanism that leads to the death of neurons in some types of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and in a common form of frontotemporal dementia.
They have also uncovered novel therapeutic targets for these currently incurable diseases.
The journal Cell published the findings on Thursday.
U of T is one of Canada’s top employers