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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


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

One in 25 Middle School Children Binge Drinking

Four percent of Canadians aged 12 to 14 years old had consumed five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the preceding year, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study was published this week in the journal ISRN Public...
8-May-2014 7:00 AM EDT

University of Toronto Researchers Find Seeing ‘Jesus in Toast’ Phenomenon Perfectly Normal

Researchers have found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia”--where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toasts, shrouds, and clouds--is normal and based on physical causes.
6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sleep Behavior Disorder Linked to Brain Disease

Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
22-Apr-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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.
16-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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