New findings from UofT Mississauga highlight how enzymes make use of the empty binding site to drive a significant chemical reaction

23 Jan 2017 - 7:52am
Image of fluoroacetate dehalogenase shown binding the substrate fluoroacetate (drawn in green) while water molecules in the empty half of the dimer are shown to exit.

A single carbonic anhydrase enzyme molecule can forge almost a million carbonate molecules from the substrate, carbon dioxide, every second. This might not mean a lot to most people, but we can be grateful this process occurs: we wouldn’t be able to breathe oxygen without it.

Youth Centric: Assessing and preventing severe youth violence

4 Jan 2017 - 1:20pm
Professor Tina Malti

Violent occurrences at high schools and among adolescents is disconcertingly prevalent, and the topic is a particular focus for U of T Mississauga Psychology Professor Tina Malti, who has edited a new Special Section of the journal Child Development, entitled “Severe Youth Violence: Developmental Perspectives.”

Toothsome Talk

14 Dec 2016 - 5:18pm
Professor Robert Reisz

Department of Biology Prof Robert Reisz has nothing against movies about dinosaurs, and he can actually appreciate their fantastical depiction. But don’t get him started on the inaccurate portrayal of the teeth and lack of lips on these creatures.

“This is something that really has bugged me for much of my career,” says Reisz, showing a colourful still from a film.

Race, Space and Sexuality: Historical Studies prof explores belonging and identity through the lens of Pelau MasQUEERade

25 Nov 2016 - 7:17am
Professor R. Cassandra Lord

It was standing room only at the latest Feminist Lunch Hour series, which featured Professor R. Cassandra Lord from the Department of Historical Studies delivering her talk, “Sensations of Moving Across Space and Time: Black Queer Diasporic Desire ‘On De Road.’”

Tree Range

16 Nov 2016 - 1:31pm
Professor Ingo Ensminger and PhD candidate Chris Wong

Scientists have been using earth-observation satellites for a while, but these days they are picking up a lot more than weather patterns and pollution.