18 Current news of University of Toronto


You can refine your search further. Select from the filter options on the left to narrow down your results.

image description
Nature-inspired coatings could power tiny chemistry labs for medical testing and more

Researchers develop polymer coating that enables low surface tension liquids to be transported over distances 15 times longer than currently possible, without losing any of the liquid


A newly developed coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without fluid loss could usher in new advances in a range of fields, including medical testing. This new coating— created in theDREAM (Durable Repellent Engineered Advanced Materials) Laboratory, led by University ...


image description
New more powerful genome editing method

Scientists can now edit multiple genome fragments at a time


Toronto scientists can now edit multiple sites in the genome at the same time to learn how different DNA stretches co-operate in health and disease. CRISPR-based DNA editing has revolutionized the study of the human genome by allowing precise deletion of any human gene to glean insights into its ...


image description
'Breathing' enzymes in fast motion

Researchers watch work of an enzyme in unprecedented detail


Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Potsdam (both in Germany) and the University of Toronto (Canada) have pieced ...


Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells


University of Toronto Engineering researchers have built a set of magnetic 'tweezers' that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could point the way ...


image description
Unraveling a genetic network linked to autism


Donnelly Centre researchers have uncovered a genetic network linked to autism. The findings will facilitate developing new therapies for this common neurological disorder. As part of a collaborative research program focusing on autism led by Benjamin Blencowe, a professor in the University of ...


A DNA 'shield' with crucial roles in normal cell division


In immune cells, this is crucial to make antibodies In cancer, mutations in complex could lead to resistance to BRCA-targeting PARP inhibitor drugs or platinum chemotherapies Scientists have made a major discovery about how cells repair broken strands of DNA that could have huge implications for ...


Memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression


The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression. The research, authored by a team of ...


image description
NMR technique offers 'molecular window' into living organisms


A novel technique developed by University of Toronto Scarborough researchers can for the first time get a high-resolution profile of which molecules are present inside a living organism. "In a way we've developed this molecular window that can look inside a living system and extract a full ...


A new way to discover structures of membrane proteins


University of Toronto scientists have discovered a better way to extract proteins from the membranes that encase them, making it easier to study how cells communicate with each other to create human health and disease. Scientists are very interested in understanding how membrane proteins work and ...


image description
Certainty in complex scientific research an unachievable goal


A University of Toronto study on uncertainty in scientific research could shed light on anomalies that arose in early attempts to discover the Higgs boson and even how polls failed to predict the outcome of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. The study suggests that research in ...


Page 1 From 2
Subscribe to e-mail updates relating to your search

You will receive via e-mail the latest search results matching your search criteria. This service is free of charge and can be cancelled at any time.

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE