Stem cell-rich cord blood donations could increase by 'nudging' parents, says study

11 Jan 2018 - 11:38am
Nico Lacetera

It contains potentially lifesaving stem cells that can treat a host of blood-based cancers and other diseases. Yet the blood found in newborns' umbilical cords is almost always discarded as medical waste, rather than banked for future needs.

A two-year study of expectant mothers in Milan, Italy, however has found that cord blood donations increased significantly when parents received information about the procedure and "prompts" to indicate their interest in donating at both early and late stages of their pregnancies.

UTM experts share resolutions to make you happier, healthier and smarter in 2018

3 Jan 2018 - 4:05pm
Woman holds hands in shape of a heart with sunset in the background

With a new year comes a fresh start and a chance to break old habits or try something new. We asked experts at U of T Mississauga for their best resolutions for exercising your mind and your body, making more time for reading and mental health, and connecting with your partner and the kids in your life.

UTM Gives: Coming together to help out, give back

20 Dec 2017 - 12:16pm
Stacks of canned food on a table with a sign that reads: UTM Library Food for Fines

In the sometimes hectic lead up to the winter holidays, students, staff and faculty at U of T Mississauga have opened their hearts, wallets, pantries and closets to give back to our community.

Guilty! UTM prof says guilt is a healthy part of child development

19 Dec 2017 - 4:58pm
Children playing marbles

Nobody likes to feel guilty about anything, but U of T Mississauga psychology professor Tina Malti says that developing a sense of guilt in childhood is an important and healthy part of personal growth.

Ron Buliung helps make kids' trips to school more active and accessible

19 Dec 2017 - 9:23am
Ron Buliung

Ever since he was a child and first learned how to ride a bike, it’s been hard to slow down Ron Buliung.

Now a professor of geography and planning at U of T Mississauga, Buliung is an avid cyclist. He is also committed to finding ways to help kids become more active.

For almost a decade, with the help of public funding, Buliung has been looking at how children get to and from school.