Demonstration of Cornflour slime, a stir-thickening (dilatant or shear-thickening) fluid


My laboratory focuses on understanding how obesity during pregnancy can affect the development and function of the placenta.  This may have consequences with regard to the fetal growth and post-natal health. Using animal models, we are attempting to decipher the cellular processes important in influencing these outcomes and contribute to the knowledge of early determinants of health and disease.

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Health and nutrition guidelines are plentiful, but do you understand how following these guidelines actually affects your body? The information contained in this section attempts to explain the biochemistry behind choices in nutrition and physical activity.

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For Children and Youth

Information to help children and youth better understand the reasons for good nutrition and exercise.  Here, you can find interactive games and entertaining stories to help them learn and retain nutrition and physical activity guidelines.

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