CBC News: Guelph prof part of team that identified 21 new wasp species in Costa Rica
July 18, 2016Professor Alex Smith at the University of Guelph is very excited about the 21 species of wasps recently discovered in Costa Rica. "They're kind of gruesome little predators, if you're a caterpillar, but I think they're wicked cool organisms," said Smith.
The Hamilton Spectator: Home birth safe for low-risk pregnancies, research shows
July 18, 2016
A new guideline from the Association of Ontario Midwives recommends that planned home births should be considered for all expectant mothers facing low-risk pregnancies.
The guideline is based on a review of four research studies covering 45,000 births in Ontario and B.C. which show that health outcomes are the same for low-risk birth, whether the birth took place at home assisted by a midwife or in a hospital.
Ottawa Citizen: Carleton prof solves mystery of Heartbreak Hotel
July 18, 2016
A Carleton University professor has solved the mystery behind the song that propelled Elvis Presley to stardom.
Randy Boswell was at home watching an old episode from the TV show Bonanza three weeks ago when guest star Hoyt Axton piqued his interest. A serendipitous online search of the Joy to the World singer led Boswell to learn that Axton’s mother, Mae Boren Axton, one of Elvis’s songwriters back in the 1950s, famously co-wrote the hit Heartbreak Hotel.
RCI: Exercise, fat cells play role in breast cancer: study
July 15, 2016A new study suggests that exercise affects fat cells and that in turn can enhance the fight against breast cancer. There has long been an association between obesity and breast cancer. But researchers wondered about the role played by fat cells. Fat cells produce more than 400 hormones which travel throughout the body.
CTV News: Cancer breakthrough out of the OVC
July 15, 2016New research out of the University of Guelph may be a game changer in the fight against cancer. Pathobiology professor Byram Bridle and his team found that injecting viruses, which are used as booster vaccines that target cancer cells, intravenously into the spleens of mice and cats allowed for the immune system to combat cancers on a much higher scale than traditional methods.
Huffington Post: Hyperloop Pod Design By Waterloo Students To Be Tested Next Month
July 15, 2016A team of whiz kids from the University of Waterloo are heading to California to test a pod that could form part of a new, high-speed train in the coming years. The students, known as team "Waterloop," designed a prototype as part of theSpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.