U of G Student’s Alt Rock Band Going Big in Turkey

Just as Bartu Suer enters his final semester in the University of Guelph’s marketing management program, his music career back home in Turkey is taking off. Suer is the lead singer of çatıkatı, a high-energy, alternative rock band that started in Istanbul and continued to evolve – mostly through rehearsals and songwriting binges in a …

Families of First Responders Find Support Online Thanks to U of G Researcher

First responders coping with traumatic stress frequently turn to their partners first before seeking help from their organizations, a U of G researcher has found. In response, Grace Ewles has developed the website SafePlacetoTurn.com that offers first responders, partners, and other family members across Canada access to an array of trauma and PTSD resources, including …

U of G Researchers Perfect Nanoscience Tool For Studies of Nuclear Waste Storage

Safe nuclear waste storage, new ways of generating and storing hydrogen, and technologies for capturing and reusing greenhouse gases are all potential spinoffs of a new study by University of Guelph researchers. Published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, the study involved the first-ever use of antimatter to investigate processes connected to potential long-term storage of waste from nuclear reactors, says lead …

Scales Offer Insight Into Chronic Stress of Fish, U of G Study Finds

For years, aquatic researchers have sought an easy way to determine when wild fish are under stress. Now University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time that a key stress hormone, cortisol, accumulates in fish scales slowly and remains there for weeks. The finding means measuring cortisol levels in scales could offer a simple, minimally invasive glimpse into fish well-being, allowing scientists to …

U of G Expert Warns of Unknowns of Cannabis Edibles

With edible cannabis products set to hit store shelves, a University of Guelph researcher warns there could be problems ahead. Prof. Andrew Papadopoulos, Department of Population Medicine, has studied edible cannabis perceptions and use in North America, including effects of legalization of edibles in the United States and the extent of Canadians’ knowledge about these …

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U of G Researcher Helps Measure Worldwide Nitrogen Levels in Grasslands

Soil nitrogen in grasslands covering almost a third of Earth’s surface is a critical ingredient for producing food and stemming climate change. Using results from a first-ever global-scale experiment, an international research team that includes a University of Guelph ecologist is getting a clearer picture of how nitrogen in grassland soils drives plant growth for …