Tag Archives: York U Faculty of Science

Media Advisory: Talk to an expert about the solar eclipse; visit the York U Solar Fair

TORONTO, Monday, August 14, 2017 – Ask a York University expert about the upcoming solar eclipse now, and watch the event unfold later at York University’s Solar Fair on Monday, Aug. 21, where telescopes will be set up for viewing. Visitors will also be able to watch the path of the solar eclipse live on […]

Popular class of drugs reverses potentially harmful genetic changes from heart disease

TORONTO, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Beta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. Scientists have known for decades that the medications work by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force of contraction – lessening the burden of work carried out by the […]

Exposure to neonics results in early death for honeybee workers and queens, York U study

TORONTO, Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were also surprised to find that the neonicotinoid contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from […]