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Researchers find brain’s default network shrinks in healthy aging and dementia

Friday, October 4th, 2013.

Researchers at York University and Cornell University have found the brain’s default network, a collection of brain regions thought to be involved in cognitive functions ...

Regular exercise leads to better energy distribution in muscle

Monday, September 9th, 2013.

Looking to boost energy levels and stave off degeneration of aging muscle? Add workouts to your daily routine to become more energetic and perform day-to-day ...

Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute explores research from lab to community

Friday, September 6th, 2013.

From the lab to community-based research is the theme of the second Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute at York University. The one-day institute, organized by Echo’s Chair ...

Donation will help fund research into dancing and Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012.

York neuroscience Professor Joseph DeSouza of the Faculty of Health received a $20,000 donation last week to support his research looking into brain activity in dance ...

Seniors fare better in acute geriatric care units with function-focused approach

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012.

A study led by York researchers has found seniors fare better – have fewer falls, less functional decline at discharge and shorter stays – in ...

Talk looks at filling in puzzle of social justice framework for health

Friday, November 16th, 2012.

York nursing Professor Sannie Tang will talk about a social justice framework for critical health research at the next Women’s Mental Health and Well-Being Speakers ...

York and Bruyere Research Institute studying how to live well in residential care

Friday, November 9th, 2012.

York University Professor Pat Armstrong will collaborate with Ottawa’s Bruyère Research Institute in a major project to identify healthy aging strategies in long-term residential care. The ...

Undergrad health students wrap up coveted grants-funded research

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012.

Summer may be over, but for three undergraduate students from York’s Faculty of Health who were successful in snagging coveted research funding this summer, they ...

Prof awarded new research chair in autism spectrum disorders

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

Professor and clinical psychologist Jonathan Weiss of York University’s Faculty of Health is the new Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Treatment and Care Research, ...

Chronic high-levels of stress hormone could lead to heart problems

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012.

Chronic high-levels of the stress hormone cortisol could inhibit the growth of blood vessels and lead to cardiovascular complications, as well as poor skeletal muscle ...