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2013-07-29 12:23:41

GATINEAU, QC, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of Joseph L. Rotman as Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts for a term of five years. "I am very pleased to announce that Mr. Rotman has agreed to continue serving with distinction as Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts," said Minister Glover. "His leadership and wealth of experience in corporate and public governance...

2013-07-23 11:43:30

A look at factors associated with vaccine’s low rate of adoption Improving vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is key to protecting both men and women, says new research from University of Toronto Professor Peter A. Newman from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. HPV has been linked to anal, penile and certain types of throat cancers in men. Since the virus is also responsible for various cancers in women, vaccinating...

2013-07-16 11:05:09

New study encourages pediatricians to treat the cause, not the symptoms Researchers at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital have found that more than 25 percent of children with cerebral palsy seen by physicians have moderate to severe chronic pain, limiting their activity. Findings indicate that pediatricians should be aware of chronic pain in this group and try to identify and treat its underlying causes. The study, led by Dr. Darcy Fehlings, Physician Director of the Child...

2013-07-08 12:16:08

University of Toronto researchers are helping demystify an important class of proteins associated with disease, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis and many other conditions. Igor Stagljar, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, and his team developed the first roadmap for ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter proteins. These proteins are crucial components of every cell, and are also involved...

2013-06-12 12:28:06

New state-of-the-art ambulatory (outpatient) care facility designed to keep people out of hospital, improve treatment options, enhance quality of life and exemplify cost-efficiency TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian healthcare reached a milestone today as Women's College Hospital (WCH) (www.womenscollegehospital.ca) unveiled the Hospital of the Future, a new state-of-the-art ambulatory (outpatient) care facility that is revolutionizing the way healthcare is provided to women and...

2013-06-11 08:33:45

Ed-tech start-up completes successful EQAO and Canadian Open Math Challenge pilots TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Crowdmark Inc., a Canadian education technology start-up, is positioned to save cash-strapped Departments of Education millions by making massive-scale testing more efficient. Crowdmark has raised $600,000 in seed funding through the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program, MaRS Innovation and U of T's Connaught Fund, among others. The...

Self-fertilizing Plants Play Part In Their Own Death
2013-06-10 10:28:56

University of Toronto Many plants are self-fertilizing, meaning they act as both mother and father to their own seeds. This strategy — known as selfing — guarantees reproduction but, over time, leads to reduced diversity and the accumulation of harmful mutations. A new study published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics shows that these negative consequences are apparent across a selfing plant's genome, and can arise more rapidly than previously thought. In the study,...

2013-06-06 16:23:20

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multi-faceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic---shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend national boundaries. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130606/DC27665 ) Given that global dialogue on ethical issues is already going on...

2013-05-15 08:32:48

Program's second cohort includes eQOL, E-Twenty Development, Root2Crown, Treata Smart Solutions and TrendMD TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Five companies tackling pervasive healthcare challenges -- such as assessing dental health, helping patients and medical personnel navigate hospitals with greater ease, staying current with medical literature, or creating digital tools to help care for the elderly or those with chronic health conditions -- have been admitted to the...

2013-05-04 11:51:23

New research indicates that Mexican-Americans born in the United States who are aged 55 and over are significantly more likely than Mexican-American immigrants to report that they have substantial limitations in one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying. (30% versus 25%). The research, published in this week´s International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, was a joint study by the University of Toronto...