Protein is potential target for memory drugs

30 Jan 2018 - 11:38am
Professor Iva Zovkic

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) have determined that the presence of a particular protein in the brain may suppress the brain’s ability to learn, making it a potential precursor to memory loss in later life.

#LetsTalkUTM: Join the campus conversation about mental health

29 Jan 2018 - 2:41pm
Poster for #LetsTalkUTM mental health fair

UTM will hold its first-ever mental health fair this week with a day-long event for students, staff and faculty to learn more about mental health resources and supports on campus and in the community. #LetsTalkUTM takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CCT Atrium. Organized by the Peer Health Ambassadors with UTM’s Health & Counselling Centre, the event features a photo exhibit, resources fair, a social media campaign and free self-care packages for participants.

Antifa: the anti-fascist movement is making headlines again

29 Jan 2018 - 11:33am
Protesters at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California

When Donald Trump famously said last summer that there was “blame on both sides” regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was referring to the neo-Nazis on the right and the “antifa,” or anti-fascists, on the left.

The antifa movement began in 1930s Europe but has been in the news recently for clashing with white supremacists in the U.S., notably at an alt-right rally in Berkeley, California.

Seniors want to know whom they can trust online

25 Jan 2018 - 9:10am
Illustration of older woman in front of laptop with her wallet

Seniors have grown so concerned about their safety online that some avoid even low-risk activities such as online banking and shopping that could make their lives easier, a U of T study has found.

Root microbiome valuable key to plants surviving drought, says UTM researcher

23 Jan 2018 - 9:26am
Plants used in study

Just as the microorganisms in our gut are increasingly recognized as important players in human health and behavior, new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates that microorganisms are equally critical to the growth and health of plants. For example, plants that are able to recruit particular bacteria to their root microbiomes are much more drought resistant than their fellows, says UTM PhD candidate Connor Fitzpatrick, of the Department of Biology.