Council of Ontario Universities
Trash-talking weeds stress crops: Crop scientists have long known that plants can communicate with each other about their environment and make decisions about growth based on these conversations. But recent research out of the University of Guelph shows weeds can “talk” a crop plant to death.
Re-wiring depressed brains: The most common medications for people suffering from chronic depression don’t work for about one-third of patients, and can occasionally make things worse. Carleton neuroscientist Shawn Hayley and his team are investigating another class of drugs that may help solve this by targeting the brain in a different way.
Braking for water: A strenuous workout should be accompanied by frequent water breaks, right? Not so fast, says Brock University physiologist Stephen Cheung.
The University of Toronto
The smaller side of advanced manufacturing (see page 8)
Canada Foundation for Innovation
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario
I write profiles for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario about people living with the illness, their caregivers, researchers and donors.
The series, called Like Minds, is meant to give a glimpse into various aspects of the disease and features a different person each month.
I also write about the latest programs and research news funded by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.