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From the lab to saving lives: Moderna co-founder Derrick Rossi on becoming a serial entrepreneur

February 22, 2021

When stem cell biologist Derrick Rossi co-founded the biotech firm Moderna, he envisioned that its novel solution – using modified messenger RNA molecules to relay genetic code to human cells – would have widespread applications i

Global Lens, Our Community Coronavirus, U of T Entrepreneurship, Alumni, Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Startups, ThisIsThePlace

Toronto’s COVID-19 bike lane expansion boosted access to jobs, retail: U of T study

February 19, 2021

With COVID-19 making it vital for people to keep their distance from one another, the city of Toronto undertook the largest one-year expansion of its cycling network in 2020, adding about 25 kilometres of temporary bikeways.

Breaking Research, City & Culture, Our Community Cities, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Graduate Students, Research & Innovation, Transportation
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How will vaccines affect U of T? Salvatore Spadafora provides an update on COVID-19 planning

February 19, 2021

The arrival of vaccines that are effective against COVID-19 has given many hope that the end of the pandemic may finally be in sight.

Our Community Coronavirus, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UTogether, St. George, U of T Mississauga, U of T Scarborough
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Climate change slows reduction of methylmercury levels in Arctic: U of T researchers

February 19, 2021

Climate change may be slowing the reduction of methylmercury – a dangerous organic neurotoxin created by microbes that metabolize mercury – in Arctic waters despite a global movement to reduce industrial mercury emissions.

Breaking Research, Our Community Arctic, Geography, Mercury, Research & Innovation, Sustainability, U of T Mississauga
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U of T, other universities form coalition to strengthen engagement and reduce climate-related risks in their investment portfolios

February 18, 2021

The University of Toronto is joining forces with other Canadian universities to engage with companies to address investment risks associated with climate change.

Global Lens, Our Community University of Toronto Asset Management Corp., Climate Change, Global, Meric Gertler, Sustainability
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Common agricultural pesticide may be putting hummingbirds at risk: U of T study

February 18, 2021

Hummingbirds need an incredible amount of energy to flap their wings 50 times per second to maintain hovering flight.

Breaking Research, Our Community Birds, Biology, Research & Innovation, Sustainability, U of T Scarborough
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U of T Trash Team and PortsToronto battle plastic pollution in Lake Ontario

February 18, 2021

It’s a collaboration founded on a shared vision: a cleaner future for Toronto’s waterways.

Our Community Cities, Faculty of Arts & Science, Great Lakes, Plastics, Sustainability, Water
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Rethinking health care: U of T researcher wants to broaden medicine's foundational knowledge

February 17, 2021

Nicole Woods wants to see more expertise from fields beyond the basic sciences incorporated into medical education.

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Prize-winning U of T student team uses AI to beat banana blight

February 17, 2021

Fuelled by a changing climate, plant pathogens encounter increasingly favourable conditions to spread and wreak havoc on global crop yields.

Global Lens, Our Community Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, Global, Research & Innovation, Undergraduate Students

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