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Mounting PPE Debris a Threat to Human, Animal Health, Says U of G Study

More plastic-based PPE litter collecting in public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic points to a need for better disposal methods and education about handling personal protective equipment, says a new University of Guelph study. The study shows discarded PPE is accumulating this year, especially in grocery store parking lots and residential neighbourhoods. Besides posing human …

Regular COVID-19 Tests for Students Could Help Keep Schools Open, Says U of G Researcher

Regularly randomly testing students for COVID-19 could help control outbreaks in schools and allow them to remain open, reveals a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. The study, published recently in BMC Public Health, found testing one to two students a day in every classroom could be an effective way to keep transmission rates in …

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U of G Researchers Find Better Way to Predict Skating Speed

As hockey players work to impress their evaluators at NHL training camps this week, University of Guelph researchers have found a more accurate way for coaches to predict how quickly a player can accelerate on skates, even before they hit the ice.  In a first–of–its–kind study, researchers in U of G’s Human Performance Laboratory discovered resisted sprint tests better forecast how quickly a skater accelerates than traditional off-ice tests. This finding can help improve how professional …