News archive - January 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Aerobic fitness of elite soccer players linked to player positions

Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

Researchers have linked the fitness of elite soccer players to the positions they play. The ability to make this assessment can help coaches regulate individual training loads based on player position.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CBD might help prime cells against COVID

Test tubes with yellow liquid and a person in a white lab coat and blue gloves is in the background.

Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Department remembers John Pezzack

Black and white candid shot of staff members viewing a lab demonstration.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences regretfully announces the passing of long-time and former staff member, John Pezzack, on December 30, 2021. Pezzack instructed generations of Kinesiology students in the science of biomechanics, developing and leading hands-on learning experiences.