University of Toronto

Do hand sanitizers really work? And if so, how?

Everywhere you turn of late, it seems you’re confronted with a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. We asked Professor James Scott whether these formulations work—and if so, how?

Jan 10, 2012
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Action videogames change brains: study

A team led by psychology professor Ian Spence at the University of Toronto reveals that playing an action videogame, even for a relatively short time, causes differences in brain activity and improvements in visual attention.

Apr 26, 2012
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Why is type 2 diabetes on the rise?

The Canadian Diabetes Association reports that nine million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes and that 20 new cases are diagnosed every hour. “We are currently in the middle of a global epidemic ...

Apr 25, 2012
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