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Media Opportunity: Dal researcher shows how cool peatlands really are and how they can help reduce heat stress in a warming climate
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Peatlands -- those wet, mossy bogs often characterized by a lack of trees -- are known to be one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth for their ability to store carbon, preserve biodiversity and lessen the risk of flooding.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Nova Scotians have been challenged by the global pandemic, Canada’s largest mass murder, and the imperative need to attend to the crises of racism and colonialism. In response, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management has brought together academic experts from across the province and paired them with thoughtful and influential community members to explore what a reimagined future for Nova Scotia could look like.
Media release: Investing in our most vulnerable ‑ The COVID‑19 Immunity Task Force funds comprehensive new SARS‑COV‑2 seroprevalence study focused on aging Canadians
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) announced its support for a new SARS-CoV-2 study focused on aging Canadians, a population that has been shown to be at greatest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease.
Media Release: Dalhousie researchers discover that brain fog, memory loss in lupus patients may be linked to leaky blood vessels
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
For the millions of people who suffer from lupus, a devastating complication of the disease can be the loss of certain cognitive functions, such as memory and the ability to concentrate.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie University researcher studies disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in the homeless community of Halifax, Nova Scotia
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 global pandemic, those who find themselves homeless, or in precarious housing situations, are potentially among the most vulnerable to the spread of the virus.
Media Release: Genomics project seeks to gain critical understanding of how aquatic species thrive together and provide insight into the evolution of life on Earth
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Scientists from around the world are taking on an ambitious project to sequence the genetic codes of 1,000 aquatic species – representing 500 symbiotic partnerships – in a bid to understand how these organisms have changed to depend on each other for survival.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Seven universities in Atlantic Canada are co-ordinating efforts to engage and support student entrepreneurs by hosting virtual workshops this fall.
Media release: Dalhousie University researcher honoured with prestigious Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry from Royal Society of Canada
A world leading expert in theoretical chemistry from Dalhousie University has been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for her outstanding achievements.
Dalhousie professor outlines harmful human impacts on global oceans in WWF Living Planet Report that shows 68% average decline in wildlife populations since 1970
Populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have declined by 68 per cent on average in less than half a century due in large part to the same environmentally destructive practices contributing to the emergence of diseases such as COVID-19, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020.
Media Opportunity: Harnessing COVID‑19 for cancer therapy? Scientists hopeful they can repurpose anti‑SARS‑CoV‑2 immune response to kill cancers
OVID-19 has touched almost every country around the world since it emerged months ago, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and millions infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But there might be a silver lining to this catastrophic pandemic.