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27.08.2014 in Research

York science prof receives more than $580,000 from CIHR to investigate cell gatekeepers

Peter Cheung, professor of biology in the Faculty of Science, will use the funds to study how cell gatekeepers, known as histones, work. The research will play an important role in identifying the key molecular steps that could then be targeted by future drug discovery work.

20.08.2014 in Research

Environmental Studies Professor Jennifer Foster appointed chair of Task Force on Sustainability Research

Foster is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners-Ontario Professional Planners’ Institute and the coordinator of York’s Urban Ecologies Program. Her research focuses on urban planning, urban environmental justice, habitat creation and novel ecologies, and environmental aesthetics.

11.08.2014 in Research

Undergraduate researchers find potential new therapies to treat severe epilepsy

The team has found two drug therapies that may be useful in treating Dravet syndrome, a devastating type of epilepsy that affects young children.

30.07.2014 in Research

York postdoctoral fellow awarded prestigious Branco Weiss Fellowship

Amar Vutha is one of 10 researchers from around the world to be awarded a Society in Science — Branco Weiss Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Vutha to work toward developing a compact and portable atomic clock.

21.07.2014 in Research

Innovation York launches new website

Innovation York has launched its new website providing researchers with access to resources and information within its four service streams — agreements, industry liaison, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

02.07.2014 in Research

York appoints new associate vice-president research

York Political Science Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed has been appointed Associate Vice-President Research, effective November 1.

02.07.2014 in Research

Leadership and communication rate as top two management skills: national survey

Canadian business professionals consider leadership and effective communications skills to be the two most important management competencies, according to the results of a national management education survey conducted by Leger in association with the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

25.06.2014 in Research

Two grad students sweep Autism Scholars Awards

The winners of this year’s Autism Scholars Awards, given annually to a student at a master’s and doctoral level, both hail from York University. Doctoral student Michelle Viecili and master’s degree student Azin Taheri will receive funding to help support their research on children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities.

18.06.2014 in Research

York doctoral student receives Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award

York kinesiology and health science PhD candidate Kara Hawkins will receive an Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award for her research aimed at enhancing early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in women. Hawkins is one of six outstanding researchers at Ontario universities to be awarded for their work to improve the health of women.

16.06.2014 in Research

York U study finds many overestimate exercise intensity

Do you work out for health benefits and feel you are exercising more than enough? You might be among the many Canadians who overrate how hard they work out or underestimate what moderate intensity exercise means, according to a recent study out of York University’s Faculty of Health.

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