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Education Empowers Canadians but Raises Risks of Overwork and Work-Family Stress

The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, University of Toronto researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside.
20-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition Leads to Better Outcomes

Personalized dietary advice based on a person’s genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current “one-size-fits-all” dietary recommendations, says a University of Toronto researcher.
19-Nov-2014 12:35 PM EST

Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

New iPod smart phone app developed by University of Toronto measures frequency of tremors in alcoholics.
25-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially...
19-Aug-2014 4:00 AM EDT

One Third of Adults with Dyslexia Report They Were Physically Abused During Their Childhood

Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina...
3-Jul-2014 12:05 AM EDT

New Class of Nanoparticle Brings Cheaper, Lighter Solar Cells Outdoors

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Researchers in the University of Toronto’s Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticle that outshines the current state of the art employing this new...
9-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

University of Toronto Biologists Pave the Way for Improved Epilepsy Treatments

University of Toronto biologists leading an investigation into the cells that regulate proper brain function, have identified and located the key players whose actions contribute to afflictions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia. The discovery is a...
6-Jun-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Quantum Simulator Gives Clues About Magnetism

Thywissen’s lab has revealed some of these answers in a new paper about the magnetism and diffusion of atoms in ultracold gases, published in the journal Science. The researchers optically trapped a cloud of gas a billion times colder than air in...
15-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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