While fruit flies may seem simple, these common visitors to the fruit bowl can drastically alter their gene expression and metabolism to respond to temperature changes in their environment. The finding is important because understanding how insects tolerate changes in temperature is a crucial step in protecting and controlling insects worldwide.
Two York University professors, Tamara Daly and Pat Armstrong, are on a team of researchers from across Canada that received $2 million to study quality of life of seniors living in residential long-term care settings, their caregivers and supporters.
Researchers were successful in identifying possible factors that cause obese breast cancer patients to be worse off than lean patients. The research also points to exercise, which has none of the harmful side effects that are associated with many cancer drugs, as being a potentially beneficial therapy for obese breast cancer patients.
Lassonde Professor Tom McElroy has received the 2015 Patterson Distinguished Service Medal, awarded in a ceremony on May 31 at the annual Canadian Meteorological and Oceonographic Society congress meeting in Fredericton, NB. The medal recognizes outstanding work in meteorology by a Canadian.
A national not-for-profit affiliated with York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School has found that legal problems cost Canadians billions and also affect their health and wellbeing. The study found that within a three-year period, almost half of Canadian adults experience at least one civil or family justice problem that they consider serious.
Faculty of Science Professor Jianhong Wu and Postdoctoral Fellow Yawen Xu participated in the Research Matters Parliament Hill Pop-Up Research Park, which took place May 18. They presented information on their project, which uses data to build predictive models for informing behaviour changes that can lead improved wellness.
Chronic pollution from many small oil spills may have greater population-level impacts on seabirds than a single large spill, suggest researchers Gail Fraser and Vincent Racine of York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies.
A new study out of York U reports that children and youth take longer than previously thought to fully recover from a concussion. Lauren Sergio, professor in the Faculty of Health, said full recovery could take up to two years.
Huaiping Zhu, professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science, and his team have received a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to improve climate risk assessments in the province.
New findings out of York University show that during a visual task, errors accumulate during a memory delay with more errors arising in the transition from memory to action. The study was published April 16 in the online journal eNeuro.