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Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2022
Incurable neurodegenerative myelin diseases: a hopeful advance
A study shows that Riluzole could be effective in the treatment of certain leukodystrophies, neurodegenerative diseases that attack the myelin in the brain of young children.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.11.2022
Sophisticated genomics could give food crops an edge in the arms race against pathogens
In every farmer's field, there's a war going on between crops and a host of bacterial and fungal invaders that cost the global economy more than $220 billion annually.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2022
Developing AI-based therapies to fix the nervous system
Researcher and UdeM professor Guillaume Lajoie is working on projects that use AI to optimize direct interaction with the nervous system for targeted clinical interventions.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.11.2022
Can a work of art reveal the presence of a neurodegenerative disease?
An international research team is looking for systematic evidence of linkages between changes in art-making and disorders of the central nervous system.

Life Sciences - Environment - 10.11.2022
UBC releases 2021 animal research statistics
UBC's summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2021 is now available. This is the 12th consecutive year the university has published the data.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.11.2022
One in seven billion: First-in-the-world diagnosis a result of incredible teamwork
One in seven billion: First-in-the-world diagnosis a result of incredible teamwork
For the first couple years of his life growing up in Syria, Ebrahim Aldalati was, as he put it, "a regular baby.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.10.2022
A new research chair for dementia-causing diseases in children
Thanks to a large donation and the work of UdeM biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky, the Elisa Linton Research Chair in Lysosomal Diseases will help treat Sanfilippo disease and similar genetic syndromes. Thanks to a generous donation by the Sanfilippo Children's Research Foundation and the work of CHU Sainte-Justine biochemist Alexey Pshezhetsky , a treatment is now within reach for what are now incurable diseases leading to dementia in children.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.10.2022
University of Toronto Engineering lab partners with Moderna to develop RNA-based tools to treat and prevent disease
University of Toronto Engineering lab partners with Moderna to develop RNA-based tools to treat and prevent disease
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has partnered with biotechnology company Moderna to develop next-generation RNA platform technologies.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.10.2022

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.10.2022
Berry good news
Waterloo-led team tackles food insecurity through sustainable year-round berry production in Canada By Katharine Tuerke Faculty of Science Climate change, armed conflict, economic and political instability and natural disasters can all impact food security.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.10.2022
PhD candidate turns to soil to better understand how boreal forests store carbon
PhD candidate turns to soil to better understand how boreal forests store carbon
Canada's boreal forests are known to help moderate the effects of climate change, absorbing and storing much more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they release.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.10.2022
UBC experts on drought conditions and impacts
UBC experts on drought conditions and impacts
Parts of British Columbia are experiencing significant fall heat, drought, and wildfires. UBC experts are available to comment.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.09.2022
Simon Fraser University-led biobank aims to save west coast kelp forests
Scientists at Simon Fraser University are racing against the clock to save British Columbia's disappearing kelp forests for future generations.

Life Sciences - 22.09.2022
Why whales don't get brain damage when they swim
Why whales don’t get brain damage when they swim
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls Special blood vessels may protect whales from pulses in their blood that would damage the brain while swimming, new research has suggested.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.09.2022
Western scientists attract $1.7M to tackle global challenges
Western scientists attract $1.7M to tackle global challenges
Seven Western researchers have been awarded a total of $1.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to tackle national and global research challenges. This funding will help advance work in important areas, including health and well-being, climate change, and sustainable energy sources.

Life Sciences - Campus - 14.09.2022
University of Toronto students return to the field for 2022 Research Excursion Program
University of Toronto students return to the field for 2022 Research Excursion Program
When the pandemic halted in-person instruction at the University of Toronto in the spring of 2020, it also paused valuable experiential learning opportunities like the Faculty of Arts & Science's Research Excursions Program (REP).

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 23.08.2022
Scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
Scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
When NASA's Artemis 1 lunar mission takes off on August 29, on board will be four science experiments-including one from Canada.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.08.2022
With therapeutic protein delivery strategy, researchers pave way for degenerative eye disease treatments
A University of Toronto research team has created a new platform that delivers multiple therapeutic proteins to the body - each at its own independently controlled rate.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.08.2022
UBC student initiative set to recycle nearly 50,000 gloves
UBC student initiative set to recycle nearly 50,000 gloves
A UBC student's project to combat plastic waste has collected roughly 48,700 gloves, diverting 146.1 kilograms of waste from landfills this year.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 11.08.2022
New paradigm for treating PTSD
New paradigm for treating PTSD
When Dr. Ruth Lanius won her Grade 12 biology award in high school, she had no idea it would change the course of her life.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.08.2022
Jean-François Côté confirmed as President and Scientific Director of the IRCM
Jean-François Côté has been with the IRCM for 17 years and already serving as Interim President and Scientific Director since July 2021.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2022
Tick-borne diseases: Tracking anaplasmosis
Tick-borne diseases: Tracking anaplasmosis
A research team from UdeM's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is investigating the source of anaplasmosis, an emerging tick-borne disease.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.07.2022
No 'Safe Space' for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast
No ’Safe Space’ for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast
For the generations who grew up watching Finding Nemo , it might not come as a surprise that the North American West Coast has its own version of the underwater ocean highway - the California Current marine ecosystem (CCME).

Health - Life Sciences - 21.07.2022
After fleeing Syria, Aiman Ali finds a new home as co-ordinator of a University of Toronto dentistry lab
After fleeing Syria, Aiman Ali finds a new home as co-ordinator of a University of Toronto dentistry lab
Aiman Ali and his family fled war in Syria six years ago and came to Canada in hopes of a better life.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.07.2022
The human being at the heart of care
Plans for a first-ever "living ethics" laboratory get off the ground at UdeM and the IRCM. Patients - and issues of ethics - may well be at the heart of healthcare, but with the system so challenging these days they often get overlooked and lost in the shuffle of daily operations.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.07.2022
Academic-industry partnership aims to lower the cost of cultivated meat
Academic-industry partnership aims to lower the cost of cultivated meat
When the University of Toronto's  Michael Garton  got a call from Myo Palate - a company that is producing meat without raising whole animals - he knew it was the opportunity he'd been waiting for.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.07.2022
'An iconic Canadian survivor': Researchers want to know how this fish adapted to our deepest and coldest lakes
’An iconic Canadian survivor’: Researchers want to know how this fish adapted to our deepest and coldest lakes
The deepwater sculpin is not an attractive fish. You're unlikely to find it hanging on a plaque or playing a feature role in a Disney movie.

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2022
Using native plants to filter a ubiquitous water contaminant
Using native plants to filter a ubiquitous water contaminant
This summer a biology student is testing the potential of three plants native to Canada to remove the widespread contaminant triclosan from water. Every day, large quantities of human-generated synthetic chemicals enter Quebec's wetlands and waterways, altering natural cycles. One example is triclosan, a chemical compound found in a wide range of everyday consumer goods such as toothpaste, soap and deodorant.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.06.2022
Researchers to study whether metal-corroding microbes can grow in Canada’s proposed nuclear waste facility
With Canada getting closer to moving all its spent nuclear fuel to a single facility, and encasing each fuel container in bentonite clay, researchers are studying whether that clay could support microbial life - which could eat away at the metal containers.

Life Sciences - 06.06.2022
Scientists urge WTO to ban subsidies that promote overfishing
Scientists urge WTO to ban subsidies that promote overfishing
Q&As Alex Walls Scientists are calling on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to ban subsidies that can cause overfishing at its meeting next week.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.06.2022
UBC experts on World Oceans Day
UBC experts on World Oceans Day
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics on June 8, World Oceans Day.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.06.2022
The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper
The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper
Hot pepper is hot. But it's also packed with potential therapeutic qualities. Capsaicin is the molecule that has it all! UdeM experts explain. It adds punch, heat, personality. It injects flavour, colour, aroma. It goes by many names-habanero, cayenne, jalapeño, poblano, bird's eye-but hot pepper by any name always gets a reaction.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.06.2022
University of Toronto researchers awarded 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
University of Toronto researchers awarded 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
From neuroimaging of aging to Indigenous methodologies with youth and communities, the University of Toronto's 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs are working to address key global challenges and advance knowledge across a wide range of fields.
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