Category Archives: Case Studies

Very apt for India ! Civil Engineers to devise a cost-saving solution for cities

Civil engineers devise

Summary:Why fix a road today if it’s slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer?

Why fix a road today if it’s slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer?

This kind of question is at the heart of research from Tarek Zayed, and Amin Hammad, professors in Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE),

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How do health authorities fight the spreading of infectious diseases

Adolescent

Summary:Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of researchers… Read More

Enhanced education could help educate people on Marine Litter

education

Summary:Research has revealed that designing systematic and innovative education tools to teachers and students can make a significant and positive contribution to their understanding of the problem of marine litter — and their willingness to do something about it.

Finding a solution to the causes and impacts of marine litter is now widely recognised… Read More

Watching too much television can cause fatal blood clots

television

Summary:Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV watching through adequate exercise is not effective warn researchers.

Spending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing… Read More

Just like humans – Asian elephants have different personality traits

Asian elephants

Summary:Researchers have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three different factors. The personality factors identified by the researchers are Attentiveness, Sociability and Aggressiveness.

Researchers of the University of Turku, Finland, have studied a timber elephant… Read More

Tomatoes of the same quality as normal, but using just half the water

Tomatoes

Summary:When reducing the water used to water cherry tomato crops by more than 50%, the product not only maintains its quality, both commercially and nutritionally, but it also even increases the level of carotenoids, compounds of great interest in the food-processing industry. In addition to being natural colorings, some are Vitamin-A precursors, which… Read More

Tropical trees using unique method to resist drought

Tropical trees

Summary:Tropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study. That’s good news, since the Amazon stores about 20 percent of all carbon in the Earth’s biomass, which helps reduce global warming by lowering the planet’s greenhouse gas levels.

Tropical trees in the Amazon… Read More

Self-compassion to protect people from harmful effects of perfectionism

Self-compassion

Summary:Relating to oneself in a healthy way can help weaken the association between perfectionism and depression.

Relating to oneself in a healthy way can help weaken the association between perfectionism and depression, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Madeleine Ferrari from Australian Catholic… Read More

Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir trees

Urban trees

Summary:Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado’s Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in some areas of the southern Rocky Mountains.

Drier summers and a decline… Read More

Causing inflammation to run out of fuel

Causing inflammation

Summary:Inflammation needs energy: An important source for this energy is oxygen, which is indispensable for the cells of the immune system to work properly. On the one hand, oxygen is an essential element required for cells to survive; on the other hand, it also adds fuel to the fire of inflammation. Researchers have discovered that the body skilfully uses… Read More

Viruses -YES – Viruses- and lots of them are falling from the sky

falling from the sky

Summary:An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth’s atmosphere — and falling from it — according to new research. The study marks the first time scientists have quantified the viruses being swept up from the Earth’s surface into the free troposphere, beyond Earth’s weather systems but below the … Read More

Study | Instant pain relief- take a cold open water plunge

Cold open water

Summary:A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in a new report.

A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in the… Read More