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Physics - Innovation - 21.11.2022
New quantum tool developed in groundbreaking experimental achievement
Scientists recreate properties of light in neutral fundamental particles called neutrons For the first time in experimental history, researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have created a device that generates twisted neutrons with well-defined orbital angular momentum. Previously considered an impossibility, this groundbreaking scientific accomplishment provides a brand new avenue for researchers to study the development of next-generation quantum materials with applications ranging from quantum computing to identifying and solving new problems in fundamental physics.

Environment - Innovation - 28.09.2022
A new window into plants of the past
A new window into plants of the past
Researchers from Université de Montréal and the University of Minnesota have developed a fast, nondestructive way of estimating how millions of dried plant specimens interacted with their environment. CONTENU - Within the cabinets and drawers of the world's herbaria are nearly 400 million dried plant specimens.

Innovation - 30.08.2022
Team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
Science, Health & Technology Collins Maina A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. Researchers have discovered that insulin from the latest version of their oral tablets is absorbed by rats in the same way that injected insulin is.

Environment - Innovation - 24.05.2022
Drone-based technology remotely assesses health of trees impacted by climate change
Drone-based technology remotely assesses health of trees impacted by climate change
Canada has nearly 362 million hectares of forest, but climate change is negatively impacting tree health and productivity. Trees planted today need to withstand future climate instability. Enter Ingo Ensminger , an associate professor of biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and an innovative new technology that could provide further insights into tree health.

Health - Innovation - 20.05.2022
New Western innovation gels engineering with medicine
New Western innovation gels engineering with medicine
Western biomaterials expert Kibret Mequanint - in partnership with Malcolm Xing from the University of Manitoba - has developed the first-ever hydrophobic (water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 18.05.2022
New insights on link between genetic mutations and biological evolution
New insights on link between genetic mutations and biological evolution
From the longer-beaked Galapagos Island finches studied by biologist Charles Darwin - which enabled them to more effectively snatch insects - to the ability of some humans over others to digest milk, genetic differences that give organisms a competitive edge drive the process of natural selection. Now, research by  Alex N. Nguyen Ba , an assistant professor of biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, adds an important dimension to our understanding of how genes interact in the evolutionary process.

Environment - Innovation - 27.04.2022
Western Engineering investigates freezing technique for water treatment
Western Engineering researchers have teamed up with Core Geoscience Services Inc. (CoreGeo) in a project to investigate the use of cryopurification - water treatment by freezing - for treating contaminated water in a mine in Northern Canada. It is a nature-inspired technology based on physics pointing to ice crystals as essentially made up of pure water.

Health - Innovation - 16.03.2022
'We took it to the real world and it worked': Rapid Zika testing platform clears hurdle with Brazil trial
’We took it to the real world and it worked’: Rapid Zika testing platform clears hurdle with Brazil trial
An international team of researchers, led by experts from the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, has conducted one of the first field trials for a synthetic biology-based diagnostic platform that could provide rapid, de-centralized and low-cost patient testing for infectious diseases such as the Zika virus.

Health - Innovation - 31.01.2022
Food-tracking AI system developed to reduce malnutrition in LTC homes
Returning to in-person experiences in February: for more information. New technology automatically records and tracks how much food residents consume New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.

Health - Innovation - 25.01.2022
Is AI ageist? Researchers examine impact of technology on older users
Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Cambridge are looking into the ways ageism - prejudice against individuals based on age - can be encoded into technologies such as artificial intelligence, which many of us now encounter daily. This age-related bias in AI, also referred to as "digital ageism," is explored in a new paper led by Charlene Chu , an affiliate scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's KITE research arm, part of the University Health Network (UHN), and an assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.