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Competition sets high school brains buzzing

Assumptions high school studentAssumption high school student Anastasia Nikolik won the inaugural Brain Bee hosted by the University of Windsor.

High school students from Windsor-Essex and surrounding counties put their neuroscience research and brain knowledge to the test at UWindsor’s first annual Brain Bee on June 4.

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Fruit flies could hold key to unlocking cancer mystery, says UWindsor researcher

Biology professor Andrew Swan has been awarded a $30,000 grant to study a protein associated with cell growth in hopes of identifying treatment for cancer.Biology professor Andrew Swan has been awarded a $30,000 grant to study a protein associated with cell growth in hopes of identifying treatment for cancer.

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.

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Testing tool provides early detection of COVID-19 cases

Covid-19 cases dashboardThe WE-Spark COVID-19 Dashboard can detect outbreaks of COVID-19 in real time.

A new tool from the WE-Spark Health Institute combines local wastewater surveillance testing with University of Windsor saliva-based screening to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Lisa Porter

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Youths gain virtual introduction to Faculty of Science

mcat prep drawingSt. Thomas of Villanova student Natasha Nakhle drew this earnest picture as part of a Science Meets Art exercise.

A new tool from the WE-Spark Health Institute combines local wastewater surveillance testing with University of Windsor saliva-based screening to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Dora Cavallo-Medved

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Cancer research benefits from casino charity concerts

Faculty in front of bannersDean of science Chris Houser, researcher Bre-Anne Fifield, Caesars Windsor representative Susanne Tomkins, and biology professor Dora Cavallo Medved celebrate the purchase of new lab equipment with the support of the casino.

A new imaging system unveiled Thursday in the Essex Centre of Research (CORe) will enable high-quality analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins collected from cells and tissues — benefiting at least eight cutting-edge cancer research programs at the University of Windsor.

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Institutions join forces to further community health

WE-Spark TeamA signing ceremony Monday formally launched the WE-Spark Health Institute. Celebrating are: Cathy Mombourquette, WE-Spark communications and events co-ordinator; Marla Rivard, WE-Spark administrative assistant; Kyle Lago, WE-Spark translational research associate; UWindsor president Robert Gordon; WE-Spark executive director Lisa Porter; St. Clair College president Patti France; Janice Kaffer, president of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; Karen Metcalfe, WE-Spark assistant director.

An agreement between four institutions will help make Windsor-Essex a healthier place, UWindsor president Robert Gordon said Monday.

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