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How a Maternal Diet Low in Omega 3s Can Hinder Brain Development in the Young

An international research team that includes scientists from the University of Toronto has found a cellular mechanism in mice that could explain why low intake of Omega 3 fats by mothers is linked to cognitive problems in their offspring — an association that growing evidence shows is also a risk for women and children.
Nov 30 / 2020

U of T Researchers Identify an Eye Signature for ALS

For a team of U of T scientists, our eyes may be more than windows to our souls — they can help diagnose and monitor Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, a devastating and incurable neurological disease. In a recently-published article in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, U of T researchers share their discovery that individuals with ALS show tell-tale changes in the layers of their retinas — the membrane that lines the inner surface of the back of the eyeball.
Nov 23 / 2020

A Coach’s Gift: $1-million Estate Donation to Support Parkinson’s Research

The late Robert (Bob) Cunningham of Cambridge, Ontario loved helping others succeed. “Bob was a coach through and through,” says his godson, Stephen Reynolds. “He was a mentor to me, and to many others in business, sports and beyond.”  While Cunningham passed away following a short illness in June 2020, his generous spirit will live on in perpetuity following his estate’s $1-million gift to the University of Toronto’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. 
Nov 19 / 2020

U of T Researchers Receive $1.5 million in CFI Funding to Launch Unified COVID-19 Biobank

U of T researchers have been awarded $1.5 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund to establish the UT COVID-19 Biobank, integrating existing COVID-19 biobanks across Toronto.
Nov 19 / 2020

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