Study: York U planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation

Interdisciplinary investigation of the planet’s south pole points to clays being the likely culprit TORONTO, July 29, 2021 – For years scientists have been debating what might lay under the Martian planet’s south polar cap after bright radar reflections were discovered and initially attributed to water. But now, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, led by planetary scientists from […]

Study: Pediatric neurosurgeons develop strong emotional bonds with patients, bringing them joy but also great pain

York U-led research suggests more training may be needed to help surgeons deal with their emotions and learn how to communicate bad news TORONTO, July 26, 2021 – A new study led by York University sheds light on the intense emotional and relational bonds formed with patients from the surgeon’s side of the bed. The findings, […]

YorkU pain research finds what you say in the first minute after a vaccine can be key in reducing a child's future distress

New study finds it’s not just what say, but when you say it that can keep preschoolers calmer during vaccinations TORONTO, July 13, 2021 – As we look forward to a fall with hopefully one of the most important vaccination uptakes of children in a generation, a new study provides insights to help parents with reducing […]

New $160,000 KPM Power Inc. donation provides female STEM students with experiential learning opportunities

TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – Today, York University announced that KPM Power Inc. will provide The Lassonde School of Engineering with a $160,000 donation to establish a bursary to benefit female-identified students and provide support for strategic programs that promote equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. The new KPM Power Bursary will be split with $60,000 going to female-identified […]

Dancing with music can halt most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

First-of-its-kind York U study shows participating in weekly dance training improves daily living and motor function for those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – A new study published in Brain Sciences today, shows patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) can slow the progress of the disease by participating in dance training with music for one-and-a-quarter hours per […]