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Below you will find our most recent media releases and opportunities.
Media opportunity: Listening for North Atlantic right whales yields important insight into where the endangered marine giants are in Canadian waters: Dalhousie University researcher
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Sound recordings indicate that North Atlantic right whales were not in the Labrador Sea and Newfoundland Shelf during a study period, even though their preferred prey was in those areas.
Media opportunity: Low pay, long hours and overcrowded housing are some of the conditions migrant workers describe in New Brunswick's seafood industry
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
New research out of Dalhousie University suggests Temporary Foreign Workers came to Canada for jobs in the seafood processing industry in New Brunswick that were physically gruelling, sometimes dangerous and offered little financial compensation
Media release: Program developed by Dalhousie University researchers reduces psychological distress in men being treated for prostate cancer: study
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Scientists and physicians found that prostate cancer patients who participated in the Prostate Cancer Patient Empowerment Program (PC-PEP) had significantly lower rates of anxiety, depression and other forms of psychological distress than those receiving standard care.
Media opportunity: Orca spotted caring for pilot whale calf in first recorded sighting of one species tending to a newborn of a different species
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Researchers studying whale species off the coast of West Iceland have documented the first recorded case of an orca caring for the offspring of another species
Media opportunity: Genetic test could join family history as indicator of individual risk of developing mental illness, according to new Dalhousie University research project
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
A Dalhousie University team found that youth with a greater genetic predisposition to a personality trait linked to anxiety and mood problems were more likely to develop major mental illness by adulthood.
Media opportunity: A protein hormone in the aging brain could act as a sentinel for Alzheimer's and understanding it could slow the progression of the disease: Dalhousie University research
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Researchers at Dalhousie University have found a possible mechanism for how a certain hormone affects brain function in Alzheimer’s disease.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie University project looks at interventions to help older women experiencing intimate partner violence
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
A team led by researchers from Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick has launched a project aimed at finding the best way to support older women experiencing intimate partner violence.
Media opportunity: The guttural grunts, boops and high‑pitched squeals coming from under the waves now part of a digital library that could help researchers understand fish behaviors
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Researchers have developed the first global inventory of fish sounds that can be easily accessed and updated by contributors.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie project will measure GHG emissions in the municipal transportation sector with $3.6‑million grant from climate action fund
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Researchers at Dalhousie are leading an important project that will determine how much greenhouse gas is emitted daily within the transportation sector.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie researchers offer guidance on building a national action plan to address violence against women
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Researchers have done a peer-reviewed analysis of the perspectives of leaders in the violence against women sector, service providers and survivors on what should be in a national action plan on VAW.