Biological markers increase clinical trial success rate of new breast cancer drugs

1 Oct 2012 - 10:42am
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Using biological markers—genetic characteristics that are associated with some patients with breast cancer—can increase the success rate of clinical trials for breast cancer drugs by almost 50 per cent, says new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Vampires, hipsters and crime scenes

27 Sep 2012 - 3:21pm
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Studying the three "R"s is no longer enough--the modern university student can also take in courses on Nosferatu versus Twilight, or the urban culture of literary hipsters. And at U of T Mississauga, forensic science students will be able to take a brand new course in 3D Crime Scene Mapping & Reconstruction to help solve crimes.

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A Shift in Perception

26 Sep 2012 - 12:45pm
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When Constantine Caravassilis listens to stringed instruments, strange things happen. If he hears a chord played in the low range, his eyes might suddenly flood with colour: “a G,” he tells me, “is usually orange.” At other times, this type of sound can cause him to experience sweet or bitter tastes.

U of T joins six other Ontario universities in sweeping credit transfer initiative

26 Sep 2012 - 10:05am
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In a groundbreaking move, seven of Ontario’s leading universities have worked together to launch a sweeping credit transfer initiative.

Students will be able to count any first year arts and science course taken for credit at a participating university for general credit at their home institution. This blanket agreement will provide clarity and enhanced flexibility for students working towards a Bachelor’s degree at any of the seven universities.

Clash of the Britons

24 Sep 2012 - 3:32pm
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On June 18, 1812, the U.S. formally declared war against Great Britain. It was the first and only time our southern neighbour has taken up arms against Canada (or what would become Canada). Two hundred years later, Scott Anderson spoke to Jan Noel, a history prof at U of T Mississauga, about the war’s impact.