Everyday Evolution

5 Oct 2012 - 9:36am
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Take a good look around on your next nature hike. Not only are you experiencing the wonders of the outdoors – you’re probably also witnessing evolution in action.

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga  on the effect of insects on plant populations has shown that evolution can happen more quickly than was previously assumed, even over a single generation. The study appears in the Oct. 5 issue of Science.

U of T Canada's leading university in major global ranking

4 Oct 2012 - 9:05am
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The University of Toronto’s academic and research performance ranks among the best in the world – and is the best in Canada – in a prestigious international ranking released this week.

Secret spy school, crime scene analysis, eating globally topics at Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series

2 Oct 2012 - 11:21am
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A Second World War top-secret spy school in Canada, the role of forensic anthropology in solving crimes and the 10,000-mile diet are some of the topics that will be discussed at the fall 2012 Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series at Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Cres, Mississauga.

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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