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BBC Future Speaks With U of G Circadian Medicine Expert

BBC Future spoke with Prof. Tami Martino from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, for an article examining how our internal circadian rhythms affect how our immune systems perform Martino, the director of the Centre of Cardiovascular Investigations, explained that our physiology is different in the daytime compared to at night, which might mean that drugs …

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Sports Medicine Physician Speaks With Globe and Mail

Dr. Margo Mountjoy, the clinical and academic lead at U of G’s Health and Performance Centre, spoke about the little-known problem of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) for a column in The Globe and Mail. RED-S occurs when athletes don’t consume enough calories to keep up with their energy needs, resulting in nutrient deficiencies …

Agricultural Technology Expert Speaks With Global News

Prof. Helen Hambly Odame, of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, was featured in a Global News article about a new report from RBC entitled Farmer 4.0 that predicts that in a decade’s time, farms will be operated largely by autonomous machines and digital logistics systems. Hambly Odame commented that technology is transforming …

BBC Future Speaks with U of G Permafrost Expert

Prof. Merritt Turetsky, a permafrost expert from U of G’s Department of Integrative Biology, spoke to BBC Future about how the forest fires burning in northern Canada, Russia and Greenland are transforming the Arctic. Turetsky commented that the North “is a vast, global refrigerator for carbon” and these fires are releasing vast amounts of that carbon, …

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Food Marketing Expert Speaks With Globe and Mail

Prof. Simon Somogyi, the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food at U of G, spoke with The Globe and Mail about the revival of Dickie Dee ice cream bikes to deliver high-end summertime treats. The article notes that several small businesses are skipping traditional retail or restaurant spaces and turning instead to ice-cream bikes …

Psychology Prof Comments on Shortage of CBD Research

Prof. Linda Parker, with the Department of Psychology, spoke with science writer Zoe Cormier for an article published on Medium about why sales of CBD-infused commercial products are soaring yet few medical studies on the cannabis compound are underway. The article noted that while there have been several promising studies performed on animals investigating CBD, …

U of G Has Expert Who Can Comment on Hong Kong Protests

The University of Guelph has an expert who can offer comment on the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong and how they fit into the territory’s history. Based in the Department of Political Science, Prof. Theresa Lee is a political theorist, whose research and teaching focus on political thought, including She is especially interested in …

The Guardian Speaks With U of G Political Image Expert

Prof. Tamara Small, from the Department of Political Science, appeared in a Guardian article about Justin Trudeau’s public image four years after his election as prime minster. Small noted how Trudeau mounted an aggressive social media campaign ahead of the 2015 election to promote his campaign based on the values of the just society relying …

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Nutrigenomics Expert Discusses Personalized Health Advice With The Scientist

Prof. David Mutch, a nutritional biochemist in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science, was interviewed by The Scientist magazine about whether nutritional services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice are scientifically sound. Several new companies have emerged promising personalized nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle recommendations based on DNA tests, blood biomarker tests, and questionnaires. …

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CTV News Speaks with U of G Expert on Cancer And The Microbiome

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe, from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, offered her thoughts to CTV National News  over the weekend about new research that uses fecal transplants to boost melonama treatment success. She said she thought the idea that the microbiome can be used to help “fine-tune” cancer treatments designed to modulate the immune …