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Salty Science: Research reveals how salt ions affect the action of molecules in cell signalling

16 Apr 2018 - 2:28pm
illustration showing salt in signaling process

A chemical that we routinely shake onto our food may point researchers to new targets for drug therapy. A study by Professor Scott Prosser, a specialist in molecular biophysics at U of T Mississauga, reveals how salt ions can impact cell signalling and could even point to new drug targets.

In Profile: Monica Ghabrial

16 Apr 2018 - 9:28am
Monica Ghabrial

Monica Ghabrial, a psychology PhD candidate, studies intersectionality, qualitative research, action research, women’s health, and sexual and ethnic minority well-being. In particular, she focuses on the unique experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people of colour (LGBTQ-POC).

Her research uses a combination of qualitative interviews and quantitative measures to investigate the discrimination, identity conflicts and resulting chronic stress that this population faces, as well as the great resilience they exhibit.

UTM scholars among 30 U of T researchers to share in $7.3 million in funding

12 Apr 2018 - 11:50am
Scott Prosser, Baohua Liu and Ho-Sung Ree

Three U of T Mississauga scholars are among 30 researchers at U of T who are sharing $7.3 million in federal funding announced Wednesday through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

The money will fund new state-of-the-art equipment, new collaborations and research space.

“The University of Toronto congratulates our researchers – many of them recent recruits to our campuses,” said Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation.

Indigenous more likely to be victims of homicide: UTM student study

11 Apr 2018 - 1:49pm
Photo of yellow police tape with text reading "Crime Scene Do Not Cross"

Student research from the University of Toronto Mississauga reveals new information about Indigenous homicides in Ontario. The study by Navneet Aujla, a fourth-year student with UTM’s Forensic Science program, confirms and updates 20-year-old conclusions that Indigenous people are more likely to be victims of homicide compared to the general population, and pinpoints homicide hotspots in the province.

How Sweet It Is: Cooking with UTM honey

29 Mar 2018 - 2:26pm
Don Forster wears a net and helmet as he harvests honey from the UTM beehives

U of T Mississauga’s Hospitality & Retail Services team is featuring a home-grown ingredient at a Community Kitchen session on the benefits of honey on Thursday, March 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in DV3140. Culinary director Chef Sandeep Kachroo will be joined by apiarist Don Forster for a special session on honey.

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