Manufacturing whisky is a lengthy process due to Scottish law, which mandates that the distilled spirit be matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years and one day before it is bottled. During the maturation process the spirit takes on a...
Improving nano-scale imaging
The need for precise vibration isolation with scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) systems is becoming more critical as resolutions continue to bridge from micro to nano. Whether used in academic...
System improves particle size analysis
The research laboratory of Dr Gregory Gores at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN does basic research into liver disease. One of the main research areas of interest is lipotoxicity and its role in development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a...
Study probes gene responsible for neuromuscular disorder
Peterborough, ON - Craig Brunetti, a biology professor at Trent University, along with environmental and life sciences PhD student Andressa Lacerda and undergraduate biochemistry student Emily Hartjes, have discovered the cellular mechanism...
Jul 30, 2014 9:41AM
Genetic mechanism for ALS is uncovered
Toronto, ON - Researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to a treatment or even a cure.
Jul 29, 2014 4:17PM
$2M funding supports in two major health challenges
Toronto, ON - The University of Toronto’s research funding program – the Connaught Fund – broke the mould this year with its $1 million Global Challenge Prize, awarding two projects instead of the usual one.
Jul 29, 2014 4:07PM
NRC's IT system suffers cyber attack
Ottawa, ON - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has suffered a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure, and the organization says it might take up to a year to create a new secure infrastructure.
Jul 29, 2014 4:03PM
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