May 3, 2017 Genetic mutations are the cause of countless diseases and disorders, from cancer to autism to cystic fibrosis.
Now, startup company Deep Genomics is applying decades of research into machine learning and genomic science to develop genetic medicines – accelerating treatments that address the root causes of these conditions.
“If you have smoke billowing ... Read more
May 2, 2017 When Gimmy Chu co-founded smart lighting company Nanoleaf back in 2012, he initially conceived of the firm as one focused exclusively on technology development.
But he soon realized that he was actually in the business of selling consumer products: Nanoleaf’s debut offering was a dodecahedron-shaped LED bulb that was as stylish, as it was energy efficient.
The problem? ... Read more
May 1, 2017 Most associate insomnia with the dark. But Amol Rao says we should pay more attention to our lights.
The U of T student, who will soon be graduating with a master’s degree in industrial engineering, cites a growing body of research that shows nighttime exposure to blue wavelength light – the type ... Read more
April 28, 2017 Who are Canada’s best developers?
Jyotheeswar Arvind Manickavasagar is one, according to Canadian Business. And so are Amber Houle, Zain Manji and Amy Xiao.
“This award validates my decision to come to Canada and study at U of T,” says Manickavasagar, who graduated last year from U of T and is now working ... Read more
April 27, 2017 As a health sciences researcher, Elsie Amoako spent a lot of time studying birth outcomes for racialized women in Canada – and was disappointed with what she found.
So she decided to do something about it.
The graduate student at U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana ... Read more
April 24, 2017 Igor Stagljar likens the process of commercializing his ground-breaking research into cell membrane proteins – which has yielded hundreds of new targets for drug-makers seeking cures for cancer and other deadly diseases – to building a highly automated Tesla factory.
But there’s a key difference: ProteinNetwork Therapeutix will be based here in Canada, ... Read more
April 21, 2017 Imagine a touch-screen phone you don’t have to touch. The phone’s camera tracks your eye movement around the screen. You just look at a button instead of tapping it. “Gaze-tracking” isn’t here yet, but could be very soon. It’s just one of many new possibilities in the emerging field of ... Read more
April 21, 2017 A University of Toronto science student is experimenting with a new take on the traditional lab coat—and coming up with some seriously positive results.
Think about it. When you walk into a university book store looking for a lab coat, what do you see? Racks on racks on racks of the ... Read more
April 14, 2017 MedChart, one of the latest pitches on The Disruptors, aims to eliminate the barriers patients face when trying to access their health records.
The company offers a cloud-based patient platform that allows Canadians to aggregate their medical records from health care providers across the country. According to James Bateman, CEO and ... Read more
April 12, 2017 Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the rage these days. And if you’re a student hoping to get into the field your prospects may have just gotten a bit brighter.
ModiFace, an AR startup founded by a University of Toronto engineering associate professor is investing $4 million to create 50 create new ... Read more