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COVID-19 booster immunity lasts much longer than primary series alone, York-led study shows

COVID-19 booster immunity lasts much longer than primary series alone, York-led study shows

A new study coming out of York University’s Centre for Disease Modelling in the Faculty of Science shows that immunity after a COVID-19 booster lasts much longer than the primary series alone. These findings are among other, sometimes “unintuitive,” revelations of how factors like age, sex and comorbidities do and don’t affect immune response. 

The life aquatic: a game changer for frog vision, but little difference between night and day, York-led study finds

The life aquatic: a game changer for frog vision, but little difference between night and day, York-led study finds

Frogs display a remarkable diversity of species as a whole, but does the same hold true for their visual abilities? A new study led by York’s Faculty of Science sought to answer this question by collaborating with researchers in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Seychelles, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States, to get a sample of a diverse array of frogs to study the visual pigments found in their eyes.

Media invited to see the next generation of STEM researchers compete for top prize

Media invited to see the next generation of STEM researchers compete for top prize

Improving the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients, how artificial intelligence can battle wildfires and dual defense systems to tackle auto theft are some of the STEM projects young scientists will show off at the York Region Science and Technology Fair (YRSTF) this Saturday, April 6. Top projects will receive gold, silver and bronze medals and secure the honour of representing York Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa this year.

York University and UNITAR tackle global water challenges on UN World Water Day

York University and UNITAR tackle global water challenges on UN World Water Day

What will it take to ensure that the two billion people currently without access to clean water around the world are not left high and dry? With York University as the academic lead, the UNITAR Global Water Academy is mobilizing the scientific community and forging collaborations to address water scarcity and lack of access.