Research & Ideas

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Sugar Rush

Foods that seem healthy often aren’t, and sugar is the latest culprit

From left to right: Prof. Stan Zlotkin, Prof. Yu-Ling Cheng, Prof. Joseph Wong, Mimi Liu, Hayden Rodenkirchen, Kay Dyson Tam, Poornima Vinoo, Tameka Deare, Anandan Sundarmurthy (Prakti Manufacturing Director), and Dr. Mouhsine Serrar (Prakti Founder and CEO) at Prakti’s clean cook stove factory in Chennai, South India.

Healthier Cooking

U of T students are collaborating with an Indian social enterprise to reduce the health hazards of indoor smoke

Anna Nicolaou shared her financial expertise with The Globe and Mail’s newsroom

Incredible Impact – in Media

U of T’s Fellowship in Global Journalism is the first program in the world that specifically trains professionals and academics to be reporters

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A Quicker Fix

A new app aims to smooth out the often prickly relationship between residents and property managers

Honest Lying

Brain dysfunction can cause us to make false statements that we believe to be true

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Labour Troubles

Canada’s temporary foreign workers program needs a rethink, says immigration expert Jeffrey Reitz

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The World in a City

Beautiful portraits of U of T grads are part of Cosmopolis -- a unique project to celebrate diversity in Toronto

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Superbugs

Drug-resistant infections are a man-made problem. Is it one we can solve?

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The Superbug Hitlist

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are considered the most urgent or serious threats

Instructor Janine Newton works with students at the Summer Math Kangaroo Camp

Fighting Math Anxiety

U of T’s Math Outreach instructors are changing hearts and minds about an often-feared subject

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Visual Aide

The biomedical communications program at U of T Mississauga helps students communicate complex ideas

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The Beat Goes On

U of T acquires the “ultimate insider” collection of Allen Ginsberg photos of key pop-culture figures from the 1950s–1990s

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Herb Appeal

Scientists aim to isolate and harness marijuana’s pain-killing properties to create more effective medicines

Hot Tubbing

In the world of law, hot tubbing is a common practice

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Word Perfect

New software will help people with speech problems be more clearly understood

Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

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Screen Time

Online courses are big, bold and potentially game-changing for higher education

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Iron Man

By fortifying two everyday foods, Prof. Levente Diosady aims to reduce malnutrition worldwide

Former Varsity Blues swimmer Taylor Bond

Speaking Out

U of T is working on multiple initiatives to combat homophobia in sport

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Get Better, Sooner

Seamless Mobile Health aims to reduce hospital readmissions following surgery and save millions in medical costs

Prof. Matt Ratto holds a conventional prosthetic socket (left) and one his lab printed.

A Foot in Two Worlds

3-D printing is creating new opportunities – and raising intriguing questions – as digital and physical realms meld

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Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

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Whose Values?

Does the proposed Quebec Charter guarantee a secular society, or more votes for the Parti Québécois?