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Environment - 30.08.2023
Salmon bones confirm sustainable chum fishery for 2,500 years under Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls New research confirms that Tsleil-Waututh Nation has consistently and sustainably fished for chum salmon for 1,200 years longer than the archaeological record had previously demonstrated. This supports Tsleil-Waututh knowledge and further demonstrates that Tsleil-Waututh people have been sustainably living on and stewarding their traditional territory for longer than Western science may recognize.

Environment - Materials Science - 28.08.2023
Inspiration from spider webs and beetles to harvest fresh water from thin air
Inspiration from spider webs and beetles to harvest fresh water from thin air
The proposed freshwater generation systems are inexpensive, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly A team of researchers is designing novel systems to capture water vapour in the air and turn it into liquid. University of Waterloo professor Michael Tam and his PhD students Yi Wang and Weinan Zhao have developed sponges or membranes with a large surface area that continually capture moisture from their surrounding environment.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.08.2023
How we see the world
A team of Montreal scientists identifies an important new mechanism that's key to helping humans see in 3D. Scentists in Montreal have identified a key mechanism involved in the growth of nerve cells that are critical to mediate binocular vision, which allows people to see the world in three dimensions.

Health - 23.08.2023
Not getting the message
Not getting the message
The less you understood public-health warnings against COVID-19, the more likely you didn't protect yourself and others, a new study suggests. Wearing masks, social-distancing, staying home: those preventive measures were least likely to be followed by Canadians who were least informed about how best to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.08.2023
The search for the super potato 
Scientists have assembled the genome sequences of nearly 300 varieties of potatoes and its wild relatives to develop more nutritious, disease-free, and weather-proof crop As climate change continues to pose severe challenges to ensuring sustainable food supplies around the world, scientists from McGill University are looking for ways to improve the resilience and nutritional quality of potatoes.

Psychology - 22.08.2023
Which is easier to remember, symbols or words?
People tend to memorize symbols better than words with the same meaning. Everyday symbols like &'!#@$ are highly memorable, according to new research. The new study led by the University of Waterloo aimed to investigate how well symbols are remembered compared to words with the same meaning. "Our work is ground-breaking as it highlights how humans remember graphic symbols and logos," said Myra Fernandes, co-author and professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Waterloo.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.08.2023
Why men, wealthy people and maritime residents are more likely to develop skin cancer  
Study compares UV exposure and behaviours among different groups in with the goal of improving public health efforts aimed at reducing melanoma rates A new study led by McGill University examines why people living in Atlantic regions are more at-risk for developing melanoma than other Canadians, providing lessons on skin cancer prevention for the whole country.

Environment - 17.08.2023
Understanding the intersections of climate change and Indigenous health and well-being
Waterloo researcher presents at the 16th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Waterloo Climate Institute Diverse knowledge and expertise are critical in understanding the intersections between health and climate change. Indigenous and local knowledge are fundamental in tackling this area of research and supporting the co-production of knowledge, bringing generations of wisdom, experience and practices to the discussion.

Mathematics - 17.08.2023
Are you breaking your body clock?
Researchers use mathematical models to better understand how the body regulates circadian rhythms Researchers are using mathematical models to better understand the effects of disruptions like daylight savings time, working night shifts, jet lag or even late-night phone scrolling on the body's circadian rhythms.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.08.2023
Countdown to XRISM
Waterloo scientists guide the decades-long journey for the XRISM astronomy satellite to demystify black hole feedback dynamics By Jordan Flemming University Relations In a quest to decipher the enigmatic power of black holes and the intricate role they play in galaxy growth and structure - Waterloo scientists are gearing up for a much-anticipated launch.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.08.2023
Meet the innovators creating affordable tech for low-resource communities 
Meet the innovators creating affordable tech for low-resource communities 
At Western, researchers have been working on innovations in health care intended for communities in resource-constrained environments. The Frugal Biomedical Innovations Program has launched 15 catalyst grants to support these innovations, which will help in diagnosis of diseases and in therapy, while costing less to operate or maintain.

Physics - Chemistry - 15.08.2023
Decoding how molecules 'talk' to each other to develop new nanotechnologies
Decoding how molecules ’talk’ to each other to develop new nanotechnologies
Université de Montréal scientists recreate and compare molecular languages at the origin of life - opening new doors for the development of novel nanotechnologies. Two molecular languages at the origin of life have been successfully recreated and mathematically validated, thanks to pioneering work by Canadian scientists at Université de Montréal.

Environment - 11.08.2023
Marine heatwave impact on corals worse than previously thought
Marine heatwave impact on corals worse than previously thought
The effects of marine heatwaves caused by climate change on corals and biodiversity are worse than previously thought, according to new University of Victoria research published on Friday that also provides important clues about broader coral diversity and marine ecosystem health as the world grapples with record ocean temperatures.

Environment - Chemistry - 09.08.2023
Collaborative research to advance sustainability
Professor David Simakov is developing innovative technologies to solve complex environmental challenges By Nicola Kelly Faculty of Engineering David Simakov, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is actively engaged in two bold interdisciplinary collaborations with Canadian and international partners to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Health - Career - 09.08.2023
Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers' mental health
Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers’ mental health
Science, Health & Technology Sachi Wickramasinghe Simple home workouts using exercise apps can effectively reduce depressive symptoms in healthcare workers and could be a major tool to combat the global mental health crisis in the sector, says new University of British Columbia research. The study, published today in JAMA Psychiatry , divided participants into either a waitlisted control group or an exercise group who were given free access to a suite of home exercise apps called DownDog , that included yoga, cardio and strength training.

Health - Computer Science - 08.08.2023
New model reduces bias and enhances trust in AI decision-making and knowledge organization
Researchers aim to bridge the gap between AI technology and human understanding University of Waterloo researchers have developed a new explainable artificial intelligence (AI) model to reduce bias and enhance trust and accuracy in machine learning-generated decision-making and knowledge organization.

Health - 07.08.2023
The obstacle course of people living with a rare disease
Poor medical follow-up, difficulty in accessing appropriate care, and loss of income. A research team highlights the challenges faced by people living with rare diseases. New research by the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), affiliated with University of Montreal, highlights the colossal challenges faced by people living with one or more rare diseases, both in terms of care and in the personal and professional spheres.

Sport - 03.08.2023
Current data on cycling behaviour neglects equity-deserving groups
Recognizing the diversity of cycling travel behaviour will improve participation and infrastructure investments The limitations of Statistics Canada's cycling data are having a real-world impact on women and marginalized people participating in cycling, a new study finds. The long-form census bike-to-work data is currently the primary evidence transportation engineers and planners use to make a case for spending on cycling infrastructure.

Social Sciences - 03.08.2023
It's 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated
It’s 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated
In an era of unprecedented LGBTQ2+ visibility coupled with incredible backlash, coming out as a sexual minority can be a deeply ambivalent experience, according to new research. In a study published in Theory and Society , sociologists Dr. Amin Ghaziani and Andy Holmes conducted in-depth interviews with 52 adult Vancouverites about their experiences coming out over the last five years.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.08.2023
Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression
Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression
Science, Health & Technology Brett Goldhawk Treatment with modern antidepressants may help prevent patients with bipolar disorder from relapsing into a depressive episode, according to an international clinical trial led by researchers at the University of British Columbia. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine , challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.