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Post-doctoral researcher Shuailong Zhang and Professor Aaron Wheeler have designed microrobots – depicted on the screens behind them – that can be used in conjunction with optoelectronic tweezers to manipulate cell material (photo by Dan Haves) Researchers from the University of Toronto have demonstrated a novel and non-invasive way to manipulate cells through microrobotics.
The University of Toronto was one of a handful of universities that ranked among the top 50 in 35 subjects in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) The University of Toronto ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in subjects as diverse as psychology, finance and geography, according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The researchers say the discovery could have important implications for regenerative medicine and shed new light on the development of certain types of cancer (photo by Pixabay) New research by cell biologists at the University of Toronto provides significant new insight into the first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialized cells that make up organs.
U of T’s School of Cities is bringing together urban thought leaders, policy-makers, planners, community advocates and business leaders to address the challenge of governing cities at its May 28 spring symposium (photo by Artland via Getty Images) The 21st century has been referred to as the “urban century.” For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, posing significant opportunities and challenges for our cities – not to mention the governments charged with making daily decisions that will be felt for decades.
The study found the number of oral cancers detected by Ontario dentists rose by 180 per cent between 2005 and 2015, compared to a 30 per cent rise in the overall number of oral cancers during the same period (photo by Ika84 via Getty Images) After examining data gathered in a first-of-its-kind provincial study, University of Toronto clinician-scientist Marco Magalhaes has a vital message to convey: Dentists in Ontario are detecting more cases of oral cancer and pre-cancer than ever before – and it’s saving lives.
U of T's ONRamp, a co-working and collaboration space, is designed to facilitate connections between researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and other members of the innovation community (photo by Chris Sorensen) The University of Toronto has enlisted a new post-secondary partner in its effort to help young entrepreneurs build the companies and jobs of the future.
U of T students Temisan Iwere, Kyra Stephen and Ayan Gedleh – executives in the U of T chapter of the National Society for Black Engineers – are organizing the first university student-run Black hackathon in the GTA (photo by Geoffrey Vendeville) Kyra Stephen, a Woodsworth College student in her last year of computer science, loves hackathons.
Postcards sent home from France during the First World War by Gerald Blake, U of T alumnus and grandson of Edward Blake, former U of T chancellor and premier of Ontario (Postcards from U of T Archives; photo by Romi Levine) At the outset of the First World War in 1914, an unfinished theatre in the basement of Hart House was commandeered for trench warfare drills.
The University of Toronto has put out a special call for applications to the Canada Research Chair program in an effort to recruit more chairholders in underrepresented groups – a move in keeping with the university's own long-standing commitment to excellence and equity, and with federal priorities for the program.
Called Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities, or ECHO, the program introduces cardiovascular researchers to the world of startups and provide them with basic training, networking and funding opportunities (photo by U of T Advancement) A cardiovascular researcher herself, Soror Sharifpoor knows just how much cutting-edge heart research is being done at the University of Toronto and its partner hospitals – which is why she was surprised to discover a dearth of related startup companies.