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Walking on the moon

As it turns out, Sting was wrong, "Giant Steps" are in fact, not needed to walk on the moon. New research on locomoting in moon gravity, by KNES researcher Brent Edwards (PhD) shows you can walk and maybe even run on the moon. Find out more about why the researchers were examining "moon walking"with NASA, and how they tested moon gravity, without leaving the planet. 

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New Kinesiology study focuses on exercise as a way to feel better and reduce stress. Can exercise really make you happier? A new study by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology is hoping to add to the growing body of literature that shows physical active may also improve your mental state along with your health. We need 100 first year students to take part in the study, you could receive a Garmin Vivo Fit wrist band! 

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Stride for Thrive a huge success! 

What a fantastic weekend for the Thrive Centre! The Centre's annual fun run, which was held yesterday set a new record for donations and for the number of participants.  The Thrive Centre is a free exercise facility for cancer patients and survivors, created by KNES researcher Nicole Culos-Reed (PhD). The race, like the lab is mostly run by Kinesiology student volunteers. 

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Kinesiology/Dance Parkinson's research highlighted in community report.

President Elizabeth Cannon shared highlights on how the institution is tracking against our Eyes High goals last week in MacEwan Hall with upcoming celebrations scheduled for the Foothills Campus, Oct. 1,  and the Downtown campus. One of the hi-lights of today's event is a chat with Kinesiology Dance professor Anne Flynn, who discusses her innovative project that uses dance as a therapy for Parkinson's disease.

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Chris Newell awarded Mitochondrial Disease scholarship.

Chris Newell, a PhD student in Kinesiology researcher Jane Shearer's (PhD) lab, was awarded the first Mitochondrial Disease PhD Scholarship funded by the MitoCanada foundation and is the only recipient for 2014.

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