U of T engineers receive grant for ‘artificial liver’ that could help find more effective drugs

A research team led by U of T Engineering Professor Craig Simmons received $300,000 this week to create a 3D model of the human liver. Funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence and pharmaceutical consortium CQDM, the project could help determine whether or not new drug molecules are safe for use in humans. “Our improved liver model will identify and eliminate […]

Progress for U.S. captive chimps

In the U.S., wild chimpanzees have been protected as ‘endangered’ under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1990, but their captive counterparts continued to be listed as threatened, which exempted them from the same protection that their free-living relatives received. This is about to change, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) just announced […]