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PhD student trades plant science for neuroscience

PhD student trades plant science for neuroscience

As a horticulturist, Jonathan Simone is familiar with the principle of grafting, in which you take a shoot from one plant and connect it to another to create new growth.

Brock researchers receive NSERC grants and scholarships

Brock researchers receive NSERC grants and scholarships

A product of Vitamin A metabolism, retinoic acid, has long been known to aid the development of nerve cells, which are cells that process and transmit information in the brain through electrical and chemical signals.

Recent ORS workshop gives top tips for writing successful grant applications

Recent ORS workshop gives top tips for writing successful grant applications

Robert Porter of Grant-Winners Seminars and former Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee was at Brock University last month to share his expertise in the competitive field of successful grant writing.

Restructuring FedNor will better serve Northern Ontario: Brock-authored report

Restructuring FedNor will better serve Northern Ontario: Brock-authored report

New research calls for the federal government to restructure its Northern Ontario economic development organization FedNor to better meet the needs of local communities.

Brock science historian on international research team studying John Tyndall

Brock science historian on international research team studying John Tyndall

If John Tyndall were alive today, he’d “break the Internet.”

Brock psychology professor seeks participants for two sleep studies

Brock psychology professor seeks participants for two sleep studies

We’ve all done it: pressed the “send” button too quickly on that nasty e-mail, tweeted something we thought was hilarious but actually offensive, or snapped at our kids for some innocent remark they’ve made.

Brock researcher examines children’s memory, seeks participants

Brock researcher examines children’s memory, seeks participants

Many parents of children three to five years old can often relate to the frustration of their kids forgetting seemingly simple and obvious things, from tying their shoelaces to putting items in a designated spot.

Brock researcher Jennifer Rowsell renewed as Canada Research Chair

Brock researcher Jennifer Rowsell renewed as Canada Research Chair

An article in a popular magazine reported recently that excessive video game-playing accounts for boys’ “underachievement” in reading and writing.

Developing the young athlete: research panel

Developing the young athlete: research panel

Parents whose children are enrolled in sports activities - from Little League to elite level - ask a lot of questions as they and their families get deeper into their sport.

3MT contest returns with impressive new research ideas

3MT contest returns with impressive new research ideas

The finals of the Three Minute Thesis contest will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon in the fourth floor mezzanine of the Plaza Building at Brock University.

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