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Astronomy / Space - Campus - 09.11.2022
Research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart If space is the final frontier, it's food that will get us there in good shape, and UBC researchers are making sure that our food will be up to the task. Dr. John Frostad , an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering who studies the science of food, leads a team that is creating new ways of encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids so that they can go the distance.

Campus - 31.10.2022
The multiple faces of today's galaxies: their morphologies tell their evolution
The multiple faces of today’s galaxies: their morphologies tell their evolution
The large morphological classes of galaxies have fascinated astronomers since their discovery. A new analysis led by Louis Quilley, PhD student (Sorbonne University), and Valrie de Lapparent, researcher at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), establishes a physical link between the order of the different types of the famous Hubble sequence, and the systematic evolution of galaxies.

Campus - Health - 20.10.2022
Activity ’snacks’ following meals may help maintain muscle mass: Study
Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic activity "snacks" may help maintain muscle mass and quality, accordingto anew study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Daniel Moore , an associate professor of muscle physiology at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Eduction (KPE) who led the study, found that short bouts of activity,such as two minutes of walking or body weight sit-to-stand squats, allow the body to use more amino acids from meals to build muscle proteins.

Campus - 12.10.2022
The Thread to the Needle: How our Ancestors Used the Native Flora

Campus - 12.10.2022
New Study on Affirmative Action Policies for Leadership Positions
The German population expresses support for recruitment practices that favor women and people from non-academic households The debate surrounding affirmative action policies to counteract inequality against underrepresented groups continues to raise questions about the use of quotas when it comes to hiring people to leadership positions or public offices.

Chemistry - Campus - 11.10.2022
Synthetic cells communicate with organic cells
Synthetic cells communicate with organic cells
Marleen van Stevendaal has researched how communication between synthetic cells and living tissue can be controlled using chemokines. Many things are already possible when it comes to mimicking organic cells. For example, Jan van Hest's group has developed a synthetic cell platform in which all kinds of cell aspects can be mimicked in order to better understand them.

Social Sciences - Campus - 05.10.2022
Gender inequality can predict high rates of child physical abuse
The challenges women in lowand middle-income countries face as they seek equal rights can cause distress-and some of them may take it out on their children with physical abuse. Study: Gender Inequality in Lowand Middle-Income Countries: Associations with Parental Physical Abuse and Moderation by Child Gender In a new report published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, University of Michigan researchers found that gender inequality at the adult level perpetuates women's economic insecurity that contributes to higher levels of child abuse.

Health - Campus - 03.10.2022
Monkeypox studies suggest ways to reduce viral spread
Less than three months since it launched, the monkeypox rapid research response led by the University of Toronto's Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) and three partner hospitals is generating results that could help curb transmission of the virus. "When monkeypox first arrived in Canada, we quickly learned about the stockpile of smallpox vaccine [which also protects against monkeypox]," said Jesse Knight , a PhD candidate in University of Toronto'sInstitute of Medical Science in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

Environment - Campus - 10.08.2022
Opportunity for inclusivity in recreation planning for Protected Areas
Many socio-demographic groupsare underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas Many socio-demographic groups, such as those with disabilities and minority ethnic communities, are underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas due to institutional barriers, a new study found. Protected Areas (PA) provide many benefits to visitors, including mental and physical health and environmental knowledge.

Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Disparities in United States COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
UC San Diego study finds health care facilities serving underrepresented, rural and hardest-hit communities were less likely to administer COVID-19 vaccines during initial rollout When reports showed COVID-19 vaccination rates were lower among racial/ethnic minority groups, most discussions focused on mistrust and misinformation among these populations or their reduced access to health care facilities.

Campus - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
University institutional communication improves the impact and visibility of scientific work and encourages innovation
University institutional communication improves the impact and visibility of scientific work and encourages innovation
The main benefits perceived by researchers after participating in an institutional communication campaign of their scientific work are that they increase both the visibility and the impact of the research, improve their prestige and foster innovation. These are some of the conclusions of a doctoral thesis presented at the University of Valencia (UV) by the communicator and scientific journalist Francisco Javier Alonso Flores, who analyses the social impact of institutional communication of R&D&i in Spanish universities.

Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Half of the population of Geneva have antibodies that neutralize the Omicron variants
Half of the population of Geneva have antibodies that neutralize the Omicron variants
A study by the HUG, the UNIGE and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2 but less than one in two (46.7%) have them against the BA.4/BA. Omicron sub-variants. A study by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2, almost three quarters of whom acquired them through an infection.

Campus - 26.07.2022
Researchers suggest ’home remedies’ to increase vaccine supply in Canada before next pandemic
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on Canada's pandemic preparedness, and led some experts and leaders to call for a new public agency that would be in charge of domestic vaccine production to increase self-sufficiency. But Paul Grootendorst , an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, says creating such an agency would be more trouble than it's worth.

Campus - Career - 19.07.2022
Delaying retirement age increases the risk of mortality for certain groups
An academic study shows how this measure affects the 60-69 age group and mostly harms employees with low-skilled, physically and psychosocially demanding jobs. Researchers, including Sergi Jimnez-Martn, a UPF full professor of Economics, say allowing flexible retirement plans, such as partial retirement, mitigates the negative effect of delaying retirement.

Campus - 12.07.2022
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Campus - 11.07.2022
Black Households Suffer the Most from Rising Inflation Rates
New research is the first to provide race-specific data on the impacts of inflation and suggests that income inequality in the U.S. is rising faster than current estimates Black households in the U.S. faced higher and more volatile inflation compared to white households from 2004 to 2020, reveals new research from the University of California San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Campus - 11.07.2022
Fighting online child exploitation —researchers identify effective ’attack’ strategies
Researchers are advancing efforts to derail online child exploitation by determining which proactive attack strategies are the most effective. In a new preprint paper, Simon Fraser University researcher Richard Frank and Golestan University researcher Fateme Movahedi found greater efficacy in combating online exploitation using a digital attack strategy known as -principal component analysis,- or PCA.

Environment - Campus - 27.06.2022
Researchers study plants sprouting from century-old seeds uncovered during Toronto Port Lands excavation
Researchers study plants sprouting from century-old seeds uncovered during Toronto Port Lands excavation
At a Toronto Port Lands construction site on the city's waterfront, keen-eyed workers recently spotted plants that had sprouted from soil recently exposed by the removal of tonnes of earth. The plants were hard stem bulrush and cattails, which are commonly found in freshwater marshes. Because the plants grew from a patchof ground that had been seven metres below the surface for a century, conservationists concluded that they had grown from seeds buried when Ashbridges Bay Marsh at the mouth of the Don River was covered with landfill in the early 1900s.

Career - Campus - 20.06.2022
Research explores tactics women leaders employ to overcome gender stereotypes, toll such actions take
In corporate boardrooms, women often face backlash or negative career consequences when they are unable to display both warmth and competence-gendered societal expectations commonly referred to as the "double bind. Study: Managing the Double Bind: Women Directors' Participation Tactics in the Gendered Boardroom Morela Hernandez , professor at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and faculty director of the school's Leadership Initiative, investigates the disadvantages that women leaders face, which ultimately hinders progress toward gender equality.

Campus - Computer Science - 10.05.2022
Engineering students dig through snowplow data to gauge Toronto’s response to winter storms
Last January, as55 centimetres of snow blanketed Toronto over a period of just 15 hours,the city's snow-clearing fleet appeared to struggle to keep up.But was it actually different than other storms, or did it just seem that way? For three students in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who were taking"Data Science for Engineers," a graduate-level course taught by SebastianGoodfellow , an assistant professor in the department of civil and mineral engineering, it was the perfect case study to test out their new number-crunching skills.