The University of British Columbia became Canada’s first university to produce both heat and electricity from renewable bioenergy using a gas engine.
Growing anaerobes faster
The demanding task of isolating and growing anaerobe microorganisms has become simplified and more accurate with the development of commercial PRAS media and has achieved the status of Best Practice in evidence-based microbiology.
Basic research leads to new material
A fusion of basic chemistry research by two scientists in two fields has led to the successful commercialization of a revolutionary new orthopaedic cast product.
Researchers discover a protein's critical role in the brain
Montreal, QC - A team of Montréal researchers at the IRCM led by Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, in collaboration with Dr. William C. Wetsel's team at Duke University, discovered that the protein PC7 plays a critical role in the brain by affecting...
Dec 4, 2013 3:38PM
High-risk gene for Alzheimer's impacts brain from childhood
Toronto, ON - People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains starting in childhood – decades before the illness appears – according to new research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental...
Dec 4, 2013 3:23PM
Researchers inhibit tumour growth in colorectal cancer
Toronto, ON - Scientists and surgeons at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease,...
Dec 3, 2013 12:56PM
Chemical dispersants less harmful than thought: study
Kingston, ON - The chemical dispersant used to counteract the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 may not be as harmful to fish as first thought, says new research from Queen’s University professor Peter Hodson and...
Dec 3, 2013 12:09PM
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