Cancer treatment may become more effective thanks to University of Guelph physicists who have developed an innovative way to accurately target radiation therapy. Radiation therapy aims beams of intense energy at a tumour to kill cancer cells. But if the ultranarrow beam is aimed inaccurately, it can hit healthy cells and “underdose” the target tumour. Led
Novel project to detect COVID-19 in waste water
U of G researchers aim to test waste water to detect levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – released in human feces – from student residences. Detecting higher levels of the virus in the sewer system may help prevent outbreaks on university campuses, says food science professor Lawrence Goodridge.
Toddlers teaching researchers about how germs spread
Early learning centres are where kids often go to learn and play, but they’re also where kids can pick up illness. Now, a University of Guelph team has begun a research project to try to determine the best ways to prevent these infections using mathematical modelling. “This project really began from my frustration as a
Honey Bee Research Centre
Honeybee enthusiasts gathered at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto Sept. 18th
Cannabis as treatment for animal cancer
Can cannabis products kill cancer cells? A study at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) aims to find out. Prof. Sam Hocker, Department of Clinical Studies, is undertaking a three-year study to learn more about the anti-cancer properties of cannabidiol and its potential for treating urothelial carcinoma, a difficult-to-treat bladder cancer in animals.
‘Robo-gut’ prof part of $25-million research project
U of G microbiologist is part of an international research team studying the connection between microbes in the body and cancer.
Cannabis may help chemo patients
A compound from cannabis could be developed into promising anti-nausea treatments for cancer patients on chemotherapy, suggests a new research paper by University of Guelph scientists. The study is the first to show the specific trigger for nausea – a common symptom of many diseases and a distressing side effect of chemotherapy that is not
How scientist Mike Dixon is using space technology to combat food scarcity on Earth
Prof. Mike Dixon, School of Environmental Sciences, is an expert at growing food in places where food has never been grown before. Whether it’s mimicking the harsh environment of Mars or the extreme temperatures of Canada’s Far North and the Middle East, Dixon’s research — which employs cutting-edge LED lighting and space technologies — could
A new food revolution
U of G’s Food From Thought project will leverage big data to help ensure a safe and well-fed future
Working toward a password-free world
Keeping your mobile phone secure and protected is important to avoid identity theft and other security compromises. But phone passwords can be hard to remember, and current authentication methods are cumbersome.