U of G Study Uncovers New Insights Into Cause of Cell Death in Parkinson’s

A U of G researcher has discovered one of the factors behind nerve cell death in Parkinson’s disease, unlocking the potential for treatment to slow the progression of this fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Prof. Scott Ryan has found that cardiolipin, a molecule inside nerve cells, helps ensure that a protein called alpha-synuclein folds properly. Misfolding of

Genetics Affects How Kids Snack

Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph. Researcher Elie Chamoun investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy

U of G Researcher, 8-Year-Old Team up to Fight ‘Bug’ Bullies, Publish Paper

When Sophia Spencer was bullied at school for her love of bugs, the eight-year-old couldn’t have imagined that she would gain international attention and a credit along with U of G researcher Morgan Jackson as a co-author and subject of a journal article. Spencer and Jackson, a PhD candidate in the School of Environmental Sciences

U of G Coding Whiz Improves Access to Music for People With Dementia

Listening to music can reduce anxiety and revive memories for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. But operating devices that play favourite songs can be challenging for those with the conditions. “Independent access to music for people with dementia is hard, because with something like a record or CD player, they slowly lose the ability to

Prof Identifies Protein Key to Spread of Cancer Cells

A U of G researcher has learned that suppressing a protein called cadherin-22 could prevent cancer from migrating throughout the body. Prof. Jim Uniacke and his research team in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology found that cadherin-22 is produced by cancer cells under hypoxia, or low oxygen conditions. While hypoxia harms normal tissue,

Geospatial Analysis Tool Puts U of G on the Map

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Why did those advertising flyers end up in your mailbox? And how can your car know where you are even when you don’t? Ask a geographer — and not just any geographer but an expert in geomatics, which involves the collection and analysis of spatial data. By combining that kind of information with raw computing