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Researchers develop credit-card sized tool to understand how cancer cells invade host tissues

July 20, 2020

A group of researchers from the University of Toronto has developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis.

Breaking Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Cancer, Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Research & Innovation
Plant experiment outside of Alumni House at UTM

Experimental garden at U of T Mississauga explores how plants will adapt to climate change

July 17, 2020

An unusual garden at U of T Mississauga is drawing inquiries from curious passers-by. The green lawn between Alumni House and Mississauga Road has been covered with black landscape fabric and dotted with more than 450 white clover plants.

Breaking Research Climate Change, Research & Innovation, U of T Mississauga
Poster reads 2020 Grand Questions Program

Medicine by Design’s Grand Questions initiative aims to revolutionize regenerative medicine

July 17, 2020

Can we make human cells and tissues that perform better than nature? Can we reverse aging and make old cells young again? How can we ensure regenerative medicine is available and affordable to everyone?

Breaking Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Medicine by Design
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Understanding the spread of COVID-19 through physics-based modeling

July 17, 2020

Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri of the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) normally spends his time thinking about the motion of fluids through

Coronavirus, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, UTIAS

OISE student makes more than 1,000 masks for people in need: 'I felt the need to act'

July 16, 2020

When Fernanda Yanchapaxi’s grandmother in Ecuador died early in the pandemic, she was unable to travel home to grieve with her family.

Our Community Coronavirus, OISE
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U of T-led national dialogue to address anti-Black racism in higher education

July 16, 2020

The University of Toronto is leading a first-of-its-kind national dialogue focused on tackling anti-Black racism in Canadian post-secondary education. 

Our Community Human Resources & Equity, President Meric Gertler, U of T Scarborough

U of T antibody test detects past infection, quality of immune response for COVID-19

July 16, 2020

A blood test designed by researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute can accurately detect whether a person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 – and whether their... Breaking Research Coronavirus, Faculty of Medicine

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U of T scientists uncover key process in the manufacture of ribosomes and proteins

July 15, 2020

Researchers at the University of Toronto have shown that an enzyme called RNA polymerase (Pol) II drives generation of the building blocks of ribosomes, the molecular machines that manufacture all proteins in cells based on the genetic code.

Breaking Research Faculty of Medicine