The University of Toronto (U of T) was founded in 1827 in Toronto, Canada. U of T has more than 44,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine are noteworthy. Insulin and the first stem cell research was conducted at the University of Toronto. Astronomers and physicists at U of T identified Cygnus-X as a black hole. The University of Toronto receives significant grants and funding due to the high caliber of their research teams.
Predicting the fate of stem cells
University of Toronto researchers have developed a method that can rapidly screen human stem cells and better control what they will turn into. The technology could have potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development. ...
Researchers discover new quantum encryption method to foil hackers
A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. The discovery is outlined in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters.
Study shows calm candidates perform better on tests used to screen job applicants
Applying for a job can be stressful at the best of times and even more so in today's very competitive job market. For some it is especially daunting when standardized tests—a proven tool in the selection process—are required. ...
Adaptability to local climate helps invasive species thrive
University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering ...
Study suggests overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia have discovered that the decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs.
Bio-inspired design may lead to more energy efficient windows
University of Toronto Engineering professor Ben Hatton is turning to nature to find a way to cut down on the energy leaks from windows.
Deciphering cellular 'roadmap' of disease-related proteins
University of Toronto researchers are helping demystify an important class of proteins associated with disease, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other conditions.
Why guppies have genital claws
New research from evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto shows that the male guppy grows claws on its genitals to make it more difficult for unreceptive females to get away during mating.
Quantum physics first: Researchers observe single photons in two-slit interferometer experiment
Quantum mechanics is famous for saying that a tree falling in a forest when there's no one there doesn't make a sound. Quantum mechanics also says that if anyone is listening, it interferes with and changes the tree. And ...
National plan needed to address violence against immigrant and refugee women
Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy mean fewer social and health supports for immigrant women with a precarious immigration status – putting them at an increased risk of violence, researchers say.