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Reptilian root canal: U of T Mississauga study reveals infection in jaw of ancient fossil

18 Apr 2011 - 10:16am

A reptile that lived 275 million years ago in what is now Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache.

Led by Professor Robert Reisz, the chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, scientists found evidence of bone damage due to oral infection in Paleozoic reptiles as they adapted to living on land. Their findings, published online in the journal Naturwissenschaften - The Nature of Science, predate the previous record for oral and dental disease in a terrestrial vertebrate by nearly 200 million years.

Master's student sees greener future with microbes, methane

18 Apr 2011 - 9:28am

When geography master's student Varun Gupta applied for ECO Canada's Student Ambassador Award, not only did he have a chance to win $1,000 but he also discovered a unique opportunity to share his environmental research work with a whole different crowd.

As one of five winners chosen by ECO Canada, an industry-led human resources organization, Gupta was given the chance to present his research to key players in the environment industry at Americana 2011, one of North America's largest environment conferences.

Forensics students dig into real-world research

15 Apr 2011 - 2:47pm

Enforcement tactics on indoor marijuana grow operations. The use of ground-penetrating radar to locate clandestine graves. Whoever said university life can be boring did not make it to U of T Mississauga's Annual Forensic Science Day (FSD), which was celebrated April 6 in the Matthews Auditorium of the Kaneff Building.

During the FSD event, fourth-year Forensic Specialist students presented the results of their mandatory research project FSC481Y5, which is now in its fifteenth year.

Immigration, cancer treatment, Chinese history topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

11 Apr 2011 - 12:57pm

An immigrant's journey to Canada, advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and a historical look at pre- and post-war Shanghai are some of the topics that will be discussed at the spring 2011 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

U of T Mississauga students take to the streets

7 Apr 2011 - 12:03pm

For the past six weeks, 10 teams of four young men and women each have been cruising through 10 Mississauga neighbourhoods. Inside each car, team members took turns snapping pictures of townhomes, buildings and malls, while their partners scribbled on a 12-page document, noting whether there were any syringes or broken beer bottles on the sidewalks. 

This was not a scene out of a Flashpoint episode, but an assignment given by U of T Mississauga Geography Professor Dana Wilson to her GGR354 students. 

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