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Toddlers ‘Surprisingly Sophisticated’ at Understanding Unfamiliar Accents

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before.
4/16/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Parental Addictions Associated with Adult Children’s Arthritis

The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of...
3/26/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Kids’ Books Featuring Animals with Human Traits Lead to Less Learning of the Natural World

A new study by University of Toronto researchers has found that kids’ books featuring animals with human characteristics not only lead to less factual learning but also influence children’s reasoning about animals. Researchers also found that...
3/25/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Computers Spot False Faces Better Than People

A joint study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can. The work, titled “Automatic Decoding of...
3/21/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Thirty Per Cent of Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder Report Childhood Physical Abuse

Thirty percent of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically...
3/5/2014 5:05 PM EST

HIV/STI Prevention Program in Haiti Is Changing and Saving Lives

New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation.
3/4/2014 11:00 AM EST

3D Microgels “on-Demand” Offer New Potential for Cell Research, the Future of Personalized Medicine

Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications
2/26/2014 10:00 AM EST

New Study Shows a Genetic Link Between Feeding Behaviour and Animal Dispersal

New research from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that animal dispersal is influenced by a gene associated with feeding and food search behaviours. The study, which was carried out by UTSC Professor Mark Fitzpatrick and PhD student...
2/24/2014 3:15 PM EST

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