Concussion research shows lasting brain damage in elite-level athletes

York University concussion experts report that young elite-level athletes who have suffered a concussion may have lingering neurological consequences that affect their movement control. While young athletes typically return to play after a few weeks, researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research say these athletes may in fact have sustained neurological deficits that are not […]

Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. Jennifer Kuk “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don't take sugar substitutes,” said […]

Inaugural York Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes three researchers

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has announced that three researchers will hold York Postdoctoral Fellowships (YPDF) beginning September 2016: Maryam Hariri, Alina Cohen and Vitaly Kiryuschenko. YPDFs have been awarded to current York doctoral students who have proposed research projects to be conducted in three Faculties: Science, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), and […]

York U study reports prolonged concussion recovery in youth

York University concussion experts report that children and youth take longer to fully recover from a concussion than previously thought. After a concussion, young athletes usually rejoin their teams in a few weeks if they do not have any active symptoms. However, it might take up to two years to fully recover from the injury […]