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Deciphering emojis in messages can be confusing, but a U of O PhD student is using his research project to break down the meaning behind communicating using emojis. Olivier Langlois submitted his master’s thesis on Sept. 19, which showcased how people responded to emojis within text messages.

“We care for patients — we have been for 25 years — using basic science and role models with collaborators in various fields including chemistry, molecular biology, imaging, and others, to try and really characterize the changes between mobility to better prevent and treat them,” says U of O professor Guy Trudel.

Reports of Lyme disease in the Ottawa area have been increasing in recent years, leading researchers at the University of Ottawa to investigate the geographical reasons behind this upward trend.

Manisha Kulkarni, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventive Medicine researches pathogens that are transmitted by insects and arthropods, and believes that the high rate of Lyme disease in Ottawa is the result of more ticks in the region.

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