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...
From DUST to DATA
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...
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.
Cardiac arrhythmia prediction could lead to better device design
Montreal, QC – Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when...
Sep 30, 2015 4:23PM
Fungi may lead to cheaper cancer treatment
Guelph, ON – Cheaper anti-cancer drugs for humans might ultimately stem from a new study by University of Guelph scientists into a kind of microbial “bandage” that protects yew trees from disease-causing fungi.
Sep 30, 2015 4:09PM
Heart cell protein study provides clue to cancer's Achilles' heel
Winnipeg, MB – Unlike most human cells which rely on oxygen to survive, cancer cells can live without oxygen due to their unique ability to digest sugars. It takes powerful medication to kill off cancer cells, but that same therapy is...
Sep 30, 2015 3:31PM
$1.5M funding furthers nuclear imaging research
Regina, SK – The University of Regina has received $1.475 million in funding from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. The funding will go toward the Fedoruk Chair in Nuclear Imaging Technologies and equipment.
Sep 30, 2015 3:13PM
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