Dust created by recycling electronics waste is known to emit pollutants that can find their way into the environment and contaminate air, land, and water. These pollutants are composed of complex compounds, many of which contain chlorine and...
Automating DNA sample testing
Automation is playing an increasingly important role in today’s demanding laboratory environment. And in forensic laboratories, automation is particularly crucial for the DNA units which are struggling to reduce sample backlogs and...
Centrifugal evaporation in the kitchen
At the renowned Midsummer House Restaurant in Cambridge, UK, the chefs have been experimenting with centrifugal evaporation, using the Genevac Rocket evaporator.
State-of-art lab to bring novel genetic testing to Canada
Toronto, ON – As part of a strategy to facilitate genetic testing in Canada and further the growth of personalized medicine, laboratory testing services company LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services today celebrated the grand opening of...
Jun 24, 2015 6:02PM
Research on gonorrhea uncovers new immune system trigger
Toronto, ON - Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered how Gram-negative bacteria - a broad class of bugs that cause diseases ranging from gonorrhea to diarrhea and pneumonia - can trigger an immune system reaction. The discovery...
Jun 24, 2015 2:52PM
$340M awarded to 3,800 researchers across Canada
Oshawa, ON - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded more than 3, 800 researchers at over 70 Canadian universities a total of $340 million in funding. The announcement was made this week at an advanced...
Jun 24, 2015 9:31AM
Tekmira halts Ebola therapeutics trial
Vancouver, BC & Doylestown, PA - Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced today its Phase II clinical trial of TKM-Ebola-Guinea has reached a predefined statistical endpoint and enrollment has been closed. In a statement, it said the...
Jun 22, 2015 4:39PM
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