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Citizen scientists and UWindsor to monitor coastal changes at five national parks

- Oct 21, 2021

When you take a photo of yourself, that’s a selfie. When you take a photo of the coast, that’s a coastie!

Parks Canada is launching the Coastie Initiative, a new citizen science program in five Parks Canada administered locations. Pictures taken by visitors in these places will help monitor coastal change over time.

Cell phone cradles will be installed in specific areas at the...

Panel to discuss engaging community in research

- Oct 20, 2021

WE-Spark Health Institute will host an introductory “Community-Engaged Research Workshop and Panel Discussion,” open to all levels and research backgrounds on Friday, Oct. 22.

“Involving community members or knowledge users in a research project supports knowledge dissemination,” says Adriana Grande, the institute’s knowledge translation co-ordinator. “Beyond that, it makes meaningful...

Research shows effectiveness of homemade masks

- Oct 19, 2021

A research project led by Ken Drouillard of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research has concluded that certain simple two-ply cotton masks can be as effective as some surgical medical masks — or more so.

Dr. Drouillard, along with along with UWindsor health sciences professors Lisa Porter and Dora Cavallo-Medved and Catherine Clase of McMaster University, worked in...

Breast cancer research focused on proteins in natural killer cells

- Oct 6, 2021

UWindsor’s Munir Rahim is launching ground-breaking research that could lead to new treatments for breast cancer.

A professor of biomedical science, Dr. Rahim is trying to unlock the mystery of how breast cancer outfoxes the body’s immune system. Collaborating with Caroline Hamm of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Rahim believes new treatments may lie in how breast cancer interacts...

Update to address effectiveness of medical vs. homemade masks

- Oct 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused shortages for certified personal protective equipment needed by healthcare workers, and hospitals communicated their need for homemade masks that could be used in non-critical areas of operations for inpatients.

The Windsor-Essex Sewing Force, a community volunteer network, implemented a testing and quality control program to optimize production of high-...

Prostate cancer research gets two-year funding boost

- Oct 4, 2021

Oncologists may soon have a new tool to outsmart prostate cancer thanks to research by UWindsor biochemistry professor John Trant.

Dr. Trant is developing imaging agents to help oncologists distinguish between different types of prostate cancer. The agents would offer better, quicker, and cheaper diagnoses than current imaging techniques.

“We are developing the next generation...

Astrophysics and spectroscopy on agenda for research intern

- Sep 29, 2021

The recipient of the 2021 Baylis Physics Research Internship plans to investigate the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy on the Mars rovers Curiosity and Perseverance.

“Astrophysics and spectroscopy are two subjects that I am extremely interested in and that I would like to pursue a career in,” says Grace Johnson, a second-year honours physics student.

The internship...

Think tank to spark health research collaboration

- Sep 29, 2021

Do you like to discuss new ideas? Solve problems? Make new connections? Then WE-Spark Think Tanks are for you.

The event will begin with an update on local health research activities and new funding opportunities, followed by five-minute presentations on three projects that are looking for creative input and collaborators. The majority of the afternoon takes place in...

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