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Released: 13-Dec-2016 11:15 AM EST
Do Thoughts of Death Change Our Shopping Habits?
Concordia University

It's that time of year again: when festive ads command consumers to BUY! BUY! BUY! for their friends and family. But despite this holiday cheer, negative news marches on.

Released: 1-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Women Have a Remarkable Variety of Orgasmic Experiences
Concordia University

A new review by Concordia researchers published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology details the vast potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.

Released: 26-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
The Next Generation of Scholarly Publishing
Concordia University

Concordia University Press is a non-profit, open access publisher of scholarly books is one of a kind in Quebec and one of just a few in North America.

Released: 25-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Are the Lives of the 1 Per Cent Less Lavish Than We Think?
Concordia University

A new study published in Business & Society by researchers from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business shows that typical one per centers are in fact not the well-known billionaires who populate the Forbes rich lists.

Released: 19-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
All Yeasts Are Not Created Equal
Concordia University

A new study shows that the type of yeast in bread is less similar to the type that causes fungal infections than previously thought.

Newswise: Cabinet Shuffle: Who Will You Appoint?
Released: 11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Cabinet Shuffle: Who Will You Appoint?
Concordia University

If he had to do it all over again, would Trudeau give the same weight to gender parity, ethnic diversity and experience in office? Or, knowing what he knows now, would he shuffle the deck differently? Would you? A new card game allows the PM — and people playing at home — to do just that.

Released: 5-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
How the Performing Arts Can Set the Stage for More Developed Brain Pathways
Concordia University

A new study shows that dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood — but in markedly different ways.

Released: 28-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce
Concordia University

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production

Released: 21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Map-Reading Is More Difficult During Ovulation
Concordia University

New research shows tha estrogen and progesterone cause the brain to favour one memory system or strategy over another

Released: 15-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Fear-Mongering or Friendly: How Social Media Shapes Attitudes Towards Refugees
Concordia University

New research shows how social media can impact the inclusion and integration of Syrian refugees in host societies.

Released: 7-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
6 New Groups of Molecules Could Be the Key to Delaying Aging
Concordia University

In a recent study, researchers from Montreal assess how six previously identified plant extracts can delay aging by affecting different signalling pathways that set the pace of growing old.

Newswise: Mobile Media and Visual Art Making Boost School Engagement
Released: 31-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Mobile Media and Visual Art Making Boost School Engagement
Concordia University

Keeping teens focused on what’s happening in class rather than their electronic device is a tall order, given that 73 per cent of them have access to a smartphone — and most would prefer to be on Instagram than at school. But what if making, sharing, liking and commenting on photos was part of the curriculum instead of a forbidden activity?

Released: 17-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Small Population Size? It Doesn’t Have to Mean That Species Can’t Adapt to Environmental Change
Concordia University

Worldwide, there are 16,938 endangered species. From the white rhino to the blue whale, numbers are dwindling in the face of poaching, habitat destruction and climate change. Although the situation may seem dire, new research gives us reason to hope. A study recently published in Evolutionary Applications by a group of Concordia biologists shows that small populations of species can still adapt and respond to natural selection.

Released: 10-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
How Climate Change Will Hurt Humanity's Closest Cousins
Concordia University

The consequences of climate change are an increasing concern for humans around the world. How will we cope with rising sea levels and climbing temperatures? But it's not just humans who will be affected by these worldwide shifts — it's our closest cousins, too: monkeys, apes and lemurs.

Newswise: Politics in a World of Inequality
Released: 6-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Politics in a World of Inequality
Concordia University

The 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) will take place in Poznań (Poland) between July 23 and 28, 2016 at the Poznań Congress Center and Adam Mickiewicz University.

Newswise: How Can We Slow Down Urban Sprawl? ‘Use Land Sparingly’
Released: 6-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT
How Can We Slow Down Urban Sprawl? ‘Use Land Sparingly’
Concordia University

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that there’s a lot more we could be doing to combat urban sprawl — and European countries are leading the way.

Released: 22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
The New System That Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage
Concordia University

New researcher shows how a special tool called a noise logger can detect water leaks accurately and efficiently, before major roadwork is required.

Released: 14-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Why Teaching Math Is Child’s Play
Concordia University

A new study published in Infant and Child Development by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal shows that the natural process of teaching mathematics to one another gives kids the chance to explore and construct a deeper understanding of their social and physical worlds.

Released: 7-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
How 4D Simulation Can Help Construction Projects Come in on Time — and on Budget
Concordia University

Concordia University researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure projects.

Released: 31-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Looking to Beat the Heat and Save Money?
Concordia University

A new study published by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal confirms that, contrary to the belief that cool roofs won’t work in colder climates, they actually provide net energy — and monetary — savings.

Released: 25-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
What Can Pavlov’s Dogs Tell US About Drinking?
Concordia University

s those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal.

Released: 18-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
How to Calm an Anxious Mind
Concordia University

Anxiety disorders and related problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most common mental health conditions. At least one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.

Newswise: An Online Portal to Curb Hate Speech and Prevent Radicalization
Released: 11-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
An Online Portal to Curb Hate Speech and Prevent Radicalization
Concordia University

A group of researchers based at Concordia University in Montreal is working to curb hate speech through the SOMEONE (SOcial Media EducatiON Every day) initiative, created to sensitize youth, educators and the broader public to patterns of online hostility.

Released: 4-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk
Concordia University

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.

Released: 20-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Eco-Friendly Store Brands Are a ‘Win-Win-Win Situation’
Concordia University

A new study published in the Journal of Retailing by researchers with Concordia University in Montreal shows store brands can increase if companies couple ethical marketing with higher prices.

Released: 13-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT
How Everyday People Are Helping Tackle the Digital Divide
Concordia University

In May 2015, Concordia professor Fenwick McKelvey launched the Internet Performance Test (IPT) in collaboration with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). The test is an ongoing crowdsourced assessment of the state of our internet, and it aims to document things like Canada’s steadily declining Internet speed as well as geographic and economic divides in internet access.

Released: 6-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT
For Parents of Autistic Children, More Social Support Means Better Health
Concordia University

About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related quality of life. One powerful way to reduce their stress: social support.

Released: 30-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Why Is Critical Interaction with Disability Missing From Academia?
Concordia University

Concordia University's Critical Disability Studies Working Group is working to highlight how ableist assumptions about the body, cognition and perception promote a limited range of understanding what it means to be human.

Released: 22-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Can an iPad Help You See?
Concordia University

A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the Apple iPad is as good as technology traditionally used in reading rehabilitation for individuals with visual impairment.

Released: 15-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Molecules That May Keep You Young — and Alive
Concordia University

A new study published may have uncovered the fountain of youth: plant extracts containing the six best groups of anti-aging molecules ever seen.

Newswise: Want a Younger Brain? Stay in School — and Take the Stairs
Released: 9-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST
Want a Younger Brain? Stay in School — and Take the Stairs
Concordia University

A new study shows that the more flights of stairs a person climbs, and the more years of school a person completes, the “younger” their brain physically appears.

Newswise: How Tablets and YouTube Can Empower People with Intellectual Disabilities
Released: 24-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST
How Tablets and YouTube Can Empower People with Intellectual Disabilities
Concordia University

New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that mobile technologies like tablets and smartphones can go a long way in helping people with intellectual disabilities face challenges. By using these tools to create videos that explain their life experiences and successes, they can become more self-empowered while demonstrating and teaching their skills to peers.

Released: 17-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
The Real Value of Taking Your Business Offshore
Concordia University

While it seems prestigious — and tax-savvy — to be based in the Cayman Islands or Luxembourg, companies that choose to do so aren’t actually worth more, according to a new study published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. It’s the companies whose subsidiaries are offshore that are reaping the financial benefits. However, there are hidden costs associated with this too.

Released: 9-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
The Big Dig: A Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs
Concordia University

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Construction Engineering Management, researchers describe an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer networks.

Released: 3-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
Practice Makes Perfect: Switching Between Languages Pays Off
Concordia University

The results of a study recently published by the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology show that bilingual children are better than monolinguals at a certain type of mental control, and that those children with more practice switching between languages have even greater skills.

Newswise: The Smart(Phone) Solution for Urban Mobility
Released: 26-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
The Smart(Phone) Solution for Urban Mobility
Concordia University

New research from Concordia University in Montreal uses mobile technology to map routes, calculate travel times and help alleviate some of the most pesky transport issues.

Newswise: A New Study Puts Temperature Increases Caused by CO2 Emissions on the Map
Released: 20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
A New Study Puts Temperature Increases Caused by CO2 Emissions on the Map
Concordia University

A new study published in Nature Climate Change pinpoints the temperature increases caused by CO¬2 emissions in different regions around the world.

Released: 12-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
The Long-Term Benefits of Improving Your Toddler’s Memory Skills
Concordia University

New research shows that preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12.

Released: 5-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
Why Daring to Compare Online Prices Pays Off Offline
Concordia University

A study from Concordia University shows that, when setting in-store prices or offering price-matching guarantees, offline retailers should focus more on online retailer ratings than on offering the lowest prices.

Released: 15-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
New Research: ‘Flipped’ Classrooms Improve Physics Education
Concordia University

If physics makes you break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone. And yet thousands of students enroll yearly in university classes to undertake the daunting task of solving questions far more complex than that. One Concordia researcher has a solution: flip the traditional classroom on its head.

Released: 10-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST
A Prescription to Improve Drug-Related Health Among Seniors
Concordia University

Advancing age leads to more medical problems. It’s not uncommon to see seniors suffering from a host of ailments — and using a range of drugs to deal with them. Approximately two thirds of seniors in Canada regularly take five or more prescription medications. A group of researchers is working to reverse the trend through a new project, "Deprescribing Guidelines for the Elderly."

Newswise: Iran’s Enduring Impact
Released: 1-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
Iran’s Enduring Impact
Concordia University

Home of one of the most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has been at the nexus of world history for the past 3,000 years. That’s what Concordia researcher Richard Foltz reminds readers in Iran in World History (Oxford University Press). Encompassing religion, literature, the arts and politics, his new book provides a comprehensive history of one of the world's most influential civilizations.

Newswise: The Adverse Outcomes of Climate Change Cannot Be Resolved by the Health Community Alone
Released: 1-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
The Adverse Outcomes of Climate Change Cannot Be Resolved by the Health Community Alone
Concordia University

In a study recently published in the Annals of Global Health researchers review the links between climate change, the processes leading to greenhouse gas emissions and health outcomes.

Released: 24-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST
Algae Could Be a New Green Power Source
Concordia University

To limit climate change, experts say that we need to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this century at the latest. To achieve that goal, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reversed. But what energy source will take its place? Researchers from Concordia University in Montreal just might have the answer: algae.

Released: 17-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST
A Flight Management System Available to All
Concordia University

Manufacturers charge a minimum of $13,000 per FMS, and they’ve long kept their systems secret. Aircraft manufacturers charge tens of thousands of dollars for GPS-like flight management systems. For the owners of small personal aircraft, those prices are prohibitive. But new research from Concordia University in Montreal just might level the playing field.


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