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Fruit flies may hold clues about human cancer says UWindsor researcher

(Windsor, Ontario, April 8, 2021) ­­– The tiny insect attracted to overripe bananas and discarded apple cores is being used at the University of Windsor to unlock one of the mysteries surrounding cancer in humans.

UWindsor biologist Andrew Swan is using fruit flies to study a protein that holds cell division in check. The protein, called tuberin, is the product of a tumour suppressor gene in our DNA. It’s been established that tuberin is related to cell growth, but Swan says its role in mitosis, or cell division, requires further study.

UWindsor runs Pilot Project on Rapid COVID Testing in Asymptomatic Populatio

(Windsor, Ontario, April 1, 2021) – University of Windsor researchers have launched a pilot project to detect COVID-19 rapidly in populations with no reported symptoms. Participants in the Covid Screening Platform study will have their saliva tested weekly, and will get results via a cellphone app called MyCap.

Education prof takes on role of acting VP for equity, diversity, and inclusion

 (Windsor, Ontario, April 5, 2021) ­­– Education professor Clinton Beckford has accepted a two-year appointment as acting vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion, UWindsor president Robert Gordon announced last week.

This appointment will provide guidance, advocacy, insight, and leadership as the University works toward a Senate-governed leadership role at the vice-president level. Dr. Beckford will lead a process to establish bylaws for the permanent position.

UWindsor gets share of provincial funding for COVID-19 sewage surveillance

(Windsor, Ontario, March 22, 2021) ­­– Researchers at the University of Windsor using sewage as an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks are receiving $540,000 in funding as part of a new provincial wastewater surveillance system co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.