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Brock researchers part of drug study that could benefit lung cancer patients

Brock researchers part of drug study that could benefit lung cancer patients

The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy, according to a paper published May 1 in the British Journal of Cancer.

Graduate student’s fall prevention research benefits local health organizations

Graduate student’s fall prevention research benefits local health organizations

The number of fall-related injuries reported in Ontario are astonishing. A report released in 2012 by the Ontario Injury Research Centre, based on data from 2007 to 2009, put the number of visits to Ontario hospitals due to falls at just more than 750,000. According to the data, those visits accounted for about 72,000 hospital admissions.

Volunteer work leads to master’s thesis for Brock student

Volunteer work leads to master’s thesis for Brock student

After finishing her undergraduate degree in psychology and child and youth studies at Brock University, Ashley Hobden spent a good part of a year volunteering in impoverished communities in Brazil.

Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards

Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards

If Brock University were to create a Builders’ Hall of Fame, one of the first inductees would have to be Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Miller. Walk into Miller’s 13th Floor office and a mountain of building plans is stacked on a table. He’s fondly known as Brock’s space czar - the official title is Special Advisor to the President on Buildings and Space.

From Brock to Mars and back: A Q&A with Mariek Schmidt

From Brock to Mars and back: A Q&A with Mariek Schmidt

Volcanologist and igneous petrologist Mariek Schmidt is one of 400 scientists worldwide monitoring and analyzing data from Mars that’s being collected by the rover vehicle Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet last August.

Drama prof creates new research methodology

Drama prof creates new research methodology

Joe Norris, dramatic arts professor and co-inventor with Richard Sawyer of Washington State University in Vancouver, of a new research methodology called “Duoethnography.”??

Brock researcher strives to put the fun back into recess

Brock researcher strives to put the fun back into recess

When Lauren McNamara was conducting classroom research in Chicago elementary schools in the late 1990s, what she observed played out like a Joni Mitchell song.

Brock, U of T research shows lying in children as young as two

Brock, U of T research shows lying in children as young as two

It’s official: children as young as two years are capable of lying, and they actually do it.

UPDATE: Cairns labs are reopened (Jan. 24, 2013)

UPDATE: Cairns labs are reopened (Jan. 24, 2013)

All labs on the 400 and 500 levels of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex are now open.

Fellowship stokes grad student’s entrepreneurial spirit

Fellowship stokes grad student’s entrepreneurial spirit

Drew Marquardt is working toward putting a new oral hygiene product on drugstore shelves with help from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

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