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.
Genome's tale of 'conquer and enslave'
Toronto scientists uncovered how viral remnants helped shape control of our genes.
Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applicationsEngineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient ...
Traffic emissions may pollute one in three Canadian homes
A trio of recently published studies from a team of University of Toronto engineers has found that air pollution could be spreading up to three times farther than thought—contributing to varying levels of air quality across ...
You scratch his back, he scratches mine and I'll scratch yours: How unethical behaviour can inflate executives' pay
If you have a strong network of business colleagues who sit on each other's board, your pay can be a lot heftier —- but often at the expense of your shareholders, according to a new study by Ted Rogers School of Management ...
Research affirms sexual reproduction avoids harmful mutations
(Phys.org)—Sex or no sex? Using various species of the evening primrose (Oenothera) as his model, Jesse Hollister, a former University of Toronto post-doctoral fellow, and his colleagues have demonstrated strong support ...
Cell phone 'bill shock' warnings can leave consumers worse off, says new study
Policies that push cellphone carriers to alert customers when they're about to exceed their plan limit are supposed to make things better for consumers.
Global warming won't mean more stormy weather
A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will ...
European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread
An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it's helping the spread of an invasive plant species. The ants are very effective ...
Winter months SAD for US Treasury securities, study reveals
The best time to invest in U.S. Treasury securities may be spring, thanks to seasonal variations in investor risk tolerance linked to depression.
New technique offers spray-on solar power
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap.