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 …

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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 …

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Tone, Messenger of Layoff Announcements Impact Shareholder Reaction, U of G Study Finds

When a company announces layoffs, does its share price always drop the next day? It all depends on how the announcement is framed — and by whom, a new University of Guelph study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, is one of the first to look at how the type of explanation and the deliverer of a layoff announcement …