A landmark study has shown what kind of toll the production of a variety of aquatic or ‘blue foods’ has on the environment, while highlighting the significant unfulfilled potential for aquaculture to become more sustainable.
On Sept. 22, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire will expound on moral injury and moral courage in light of the many ethical dilemmas we face today — from health-care workers on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, to the rise of extremist violence around the world.
Researchers at Dalhousie University are studying bacterial gut gene changes in patients undergoing asparaginase therapy, an area that has not been explored before. Understanding the host response to drugs can help "precisely" dose the drug for each patient, increasing their chances of survival while minimizing the risk of toxicity.
Researchers at Dalhousie University have developed a material that can be used to easily and cost-effectively produce filters for use in personal protective masks that can neutralize certain pathogens, such as some coronaviruses and flus.
In a new paper in Nature Aging, Dalhousie University scientists describe how people accumulate health deficits with age, how that information can be used to understand aging better and what it means for public policy.
Researchers at Dalhousie University, University of Liverpool, GEOMAR in Kiel, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have come up with a new framework to look at phytoplankton growth in the ocean. Phytoplankton growth can be thought of like a factory: materials come into the factory and are processed on assembly lines, forming the final product. For phytoplankton, this product is growing faster, and they rearrange their "cellular assembly lines" to grow fast.
Researchers at Dalhousie University wanted to find out how much gear might be in the Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) fishing zone and how it might be affecting the existing lobster fishery. Their baseline study provides the first preliminary assessment of environmental and economic impacts of lost fishing gear on the commercial lobster industry in the area.
A new report that re-evaluated scientific assessments of global fish stocks suggests that although there are signs of recovery in regions that are intensively managed, nearly half of commercially harvested species remain in a depleted state and two out of five are being fished unsustainably.
Researchers at Dalhousie University and several U.S. institutes have published the first complete genome sequence for the American lobster, yielding critical insight into the lucrative species that can both improve sustainability and help predict how it responds to climate change.