Tag Archives: York U Faculty of Science

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 […]