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York U study: Lipid levels during prenatal development can impact autism

In a ground-breaking York University study, researchers have found that abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain can affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early prenatal brain development, which can trigger autism. As well, environmental causes such as exposure to chemicals in some cosmetics and common over-the-counter medication can affect the levels […]

Honours Thesis Poster Day: Showcasing Undergraduate Psychology Research

The research on display by undergraduate students in York’s Department of Psychology at the annual Honours Thesis Poster Day explored everything from perceptions of transsexual archetypes, to the longevity of elite soccer players, to a poster titled the “Interdimensional lizard people control the world: Schizotypy and the supernatural conspiracy mentality”. More than 80 fourth-year Psychology […]

Prof. Marcia Rioux receives Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award

Marcia Rioux, professor of critical disability studies in the Faculty of Health and director of the York Institute of Health Research (YIHR), was recently presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award by David C. Onley, lieutenant governor of Ontario, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Ontario communities. In particular, the award was for […]