Alison Motluk (BA 1989 Trinity) is a freelance journalist who works in print and radio. She publishes a weekly newsletter, HeyReprotech.
Toronto calls itself a sanctuary city. What does this mean in practice?
What happens when someone with precarious immigration status needs emergency care?
When it comes to who can be detained, and for how long, there is much discretion
A U of T study examines ways to improve care and reduce the sense of isolation for Inuit patients in Canada’s Far North
Scientists will focus on how the illness affects the brain
Prof. Paul Santerre is working on a cardiac patch that would enable an injured heart to heal itself
Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us?
New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen
Science students get a month-long crash course in turning an idea into a viable business at U of T’s “Techno” program
Three Techno participants share the vision for their companies
People who live in less “walkable” communities, especially new Canadians, are more likely to develop diabetes
Genetic testing may soon reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with fewest side-effects
Genetic testing may reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with the fewest side effects
A new U of T research centre will investigate the curative power of music
At its simplest, music is just sound. And sound is just vibration. So how does it get inside us, and influence us?
U of T researchers have devised a way to refurbish donor lungs before they’re transplanted
Equipping health workers in Kenya with smartphones could bring better care to pregnant women and their infants
Law student Meghan Lindo worked in Kenya to seek justice for victims of sexual assault
U of T’s “technopreneur” program gives scientists such as Mallika Das a crash course in running their own company
U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians
A criminology student questions long-standing assumptions about women and domestic violence
Professor Leah Cowen is researching a way to lower drug resistance in fungi
Colours affect our emotional state, and maybe our motor control as well, new research has found
U of T researchers suggest life’s early years might be even more important than we thought
Gifts totalling $8 million for the newly named Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study will help position U of T as a global leader in the study of early human development
Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds
The synthetic version of a micronutrient found in broccoli may have role in breast cancer, study finds
Ten concepts that could shape the future: from digital credentials to safer drugs to DNA-tailored diets and more
Jennifer Hsu is studying how people walk in icy conditions in the hope of designing “smarter” footwear
Studies find that electrical stimulation to one side of the brain helps improve depression
Surveillance and surgery could both get a boost from a new kind of video camera that can focus on near and distant objects at the same time
Yes, and not always in expected ways, research shows
New technique using X-rays could help forensic scientists identify the dead
Ambitious 10-year project will create a detailed electronic atlas of the brain
Research finds that young people without jobs are significantly more likely to die of all causes than employed people
Cold climates are associated with early death and illness, according to new U of T research
The real world offers many sources of medical advice. Soon virtual worlds may, too
Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin
U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less
Did Alzheimer’s kill crime novelist Agatha Christie?
Tinkering with pheromones turns fruit flies into indiscriminate lovers
We pull bad food from the shelves as soon as possible, so why aren't we more concerned about poor air quality?