Simon Fraser University’s multi-million-dollar Centre for Soft Materials, that opened earlier this year, says it now has the most advanced suite of microscopes in Western Canada with the recent installation of a suite of high-end electron...
Gas analyzer helps High Arctic research
Enormous quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) exist within Arctic ice and frozen soils, so with the threat of global warming, a clear understanding of the relationship between GHG in the atmosphere and in the ice/soil is vital because melting...
Pharmaceutical small molecule crystallization
A new technology, called eXalt, enables evaporative crystallization studies to be performed. In particular, eXalt allows for multiple small molecule actives to be crystallized from multiple different solvents all at the same time, at the same...
$22.6M available for cancer research Dream Teams
Toronto, ON - Up to $22.6 million CAD is available to fund two separate cancer research Dream Teams. The funding is available from Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada), together with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (with support from the...
Oct 16, 2014 12:19PM
Behavioural geneticist wins $1.2 million Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
Montreal, QC - McGill University professor Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development.
Oct 16, 2014 12:12PM
If you overeat, it might be a good idea to exercise
Winnipeg, MB - A study shows that environmental cues such as overeating and exercise target the level of a critical anti-obesity hormone, human growth hormone (GH), by affecting the 3D-structure of the chromosome in the region where the GH gene...
Oct 16, 2014 10:43AM
Study shows brain treatment may temper Crohn's disease
Winnipeg, MB - Recent data from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-Clinical and Research Centre at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg have demonstrated that those with inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to have a mood disorder...
Oct 16, 2014 10:09AM
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