What level of immunity against COVID-19 do you have after being vaccinated or contracting the virus? York University Professor Jane Heffernan is receiving a $200,000, one-year grant from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to understand the rate of immunity in both of these scenarios. The project is part of the NRC’s Pandemic Response Challenge program, designed to bring the best […]
A new study provides evidence on the tumor-promoting role of a microRNA, a small ribonucleic acid, critical in controlling the expression of genes in biology; and the tumor-inhibiting potential of a gene in the deadliest form of ovarian cancer. These molecules could be used as potential markers or therapeutic targets, which could save lives.
New research from York University looks at rising mercury levels in predatory fish in Ontario and tries to untangle the web of causation to better assess how changing environments are impacting wildlife and, ultimately, people consuming fish.
CIHR- and NSERC-funded research identifies possible measures to control the mosquito population and the transmission of the West Nile virus in artificial ponds around the GTA. The findings could be used to guide programs in local health units.
Ten emerging and established researchers across the University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers. The newly appointed YRCs belong to the fifth cohort of researchers to be appointed since the establishment of the program in 2015. The […]
Environmental Studies professor releases book on the global phenomenon of suburbanization. This, on the heels of a major international conference, will shape future thought on this important topic.
World-leading bilingualism expert sifts through all existing research and concludes that multiple languages involve adaptations that are apparent in cognitive performance.
York President and VP Research & Innovation announce seven new York Research Chairs, each outstanding in their respective academic fields, bringing the grand total to 24.