Articles by: Lee Richardson

Ryerson researchers say they've exploring alternatives to ultrasound in an effort to better detect tumours.

Pivotal cancer research explores new ways to detect tumours

A Ryerson researcher is studying a new way to locate cancer cells. And the secret is in the blood. Ryerson physics professor Michael Kolios is conducting research into photoacoustics, an emerging practice that foregoes traditional ultrasound detection in favour of measuring oxygen levels in blood to detect tumours. The practice, known as biomedical photoacoustics, is an alternative to ultrasound that […]

by Lee Richardson· · News, On Campus
A student exchanges opinions on a television show, while watching said show. Ryerson researchers say are exploring this phenomenon, dubbed the "second screen experience."

‘Second screen experience’: Ryerson researchers delve into new social media phenomenon

It’s common knowledge that Twitter is one of the world’s leading platforms for exchanges of opinion. But recently, people have taken the social media behemoth to a whole new level by tweeting their reactions in real-time as they watch TV. The phenomenon, dubbed the ‘Second Screen Experience’, has become so widespread that experts have begun researching the television viewers who […]

by Lee Richardson· · News
Researcher Steve Naraine at a Tweed, Inc. facility in Smiths Falls, Ont. (Courtesy Tweed)

Ryerson researchers perfecting pot plants

Ryerson researchers are homing in on what makes the best conditions for growing weed. A small research team from Ryerson is working with a publicly traded medical marijuana harvester and supplier to determine the best kind of light for growing premium pot. “We looked at how light can affect yield, how light can affect potencies,” said Steve Naraine, a Ryerson […]

by Lee Richardson· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
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