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Newswise: Prof Develops Model to Mesh Farming, Ecosystems

Article ID: 666376

Prof Develops Model to Mesh Farming, Ecosystems

University of Guelph

As human uses increasingly threaten the Earth’s natural spaces, a new ecological model developed by University of Guelph researchers suggests that so-called mosaic ecosystems may be near a “tipping point” and that conserving these landscapes requires taking a longer and more balanced view.

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13-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Large Numbers of Outdoor Cats Pose Challenges for Communities

Article ID: 664185

Large Numbers of Outdoor Cats Pose Challenges for Communities

University of Guelph

The number of outdoor cats in the city of Guelph is eye-raising, and these cats are more likely to be found in low-income residential areas, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.

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3-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: U of G Discovery May Benefit Farmers Worldwide

Article ID: 661552

U of G Discovery May Benefit Farmers Worldwide

University of Guelph

University of Guelph plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence farmers and livestock in developing countries.

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26-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Food Scientists Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats

Article ID: 661324

Food Scientists Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats

University of Guelph

University of Guelph researchers studying the intimate structure of edible fats are getting help from the United States Department of Energy.

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22-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Social Networks Key to Crickets’ Success

Article ID: 659994

Social Networks Key to Crickets’ Success

University of Guelph

Human relationships and interactions form our social network. Crickets are no different, except their networks are simpler. A U of Guelph researcher found the insects’ social network remains mostly unchanged each year and their social structure is conserved over evolutionary time.

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30-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Fossil Pollen ‘Sneeze’ Caught by Research Team Including U of G Prof

Article ID: 659996

Fossil Pollen ‘Sneeze’ Caught by Research Team Including U of G Prof

University of Guelph

Researchers including a University of Guelph scientist have recorded the only known example of prehistoric pollen caught in explosive mid-discharge from a fossil flower. The team describes this “freeze-frame” fossilized pollen release – preserved in amber more than 20 million years ago — in a paper describing a new genus of fossil nettle plants.

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30-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Tipped Out: Gratuities Present Challenges for Restaurant Operations

Article ID: 659674

Tipped Out: Gratuities Present Challenges for Restaurant Operations

University of Guelph

Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study conducted by University of Guelph professors. They found tipping poses significant challenges for restaurants, with managers seeing difficulties in hiring chefs and maintaining a cordial workplace environment. Surprisingly, servers welcomed changes to how tips are divvied up, even at the risk of less income.

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24-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Selfless People Have More Sex, Study Finds

Article ID: 658586

Selfless People Have More Sex, Study Finds

University of Guelph

New research from the University of Guelph and Nipissing University shows that people who help others are more desirable to the opposite sex, have more sexual partners and more frequent sex.

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4-Aug-2016 12:10 PM EDT
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Newswise: Animal Cancer Breakthrough Leads to Human Clinical Trials

Article ID: 657184

Animal Cancer Breakthrough Leads to Human Clinical Trials

University of Guelph

Cancer treatment in people could be transformed thanks to a study on treating cancer in animals led by researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph. Injecting oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells) intravenously into the spleen allows immune responses to be boosted much more rapidly and to much higher magnitudes than traditional vaccine methods.

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14-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Role of Gender, Aging in Heart Failure Focus of Study

Article ID: 656712

Role of Gender, Aging in Heart Failure Focus of Study

University of Guelph

Why do women have lower rates of heart failure than men for most of their lives? University of Guelph researchers have uncovered a possible clue – an actin binding protein called “CapZ” that also protects against heart attacks.Now they’ll be studying how its levels are affected by gender and aging, backed by a prestigious Catalyst Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their research may lead to new therapeutic treatments for reducing heart problems and extending lives of both men and women.

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6-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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