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New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth’s origin

September 16, 2016 by Leslie Burt London, ON – A new study led by Western University’s all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar chemical origins – a finding at odds…
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Genome research gets Big Data boost

September 16, 2016 by Leslie Burt Hamilton, ON – The federal government has awarded a total of $4 million to 16 new bioinformatics and computational (B/CB) biology research projects to be conducted at academic institutions across Canada. These projects will strengthen the development of new tools…
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New chemical sensor uses friction to detect

September 16, 2016 by Lab Product News Edmonton, AB – University of Alberta researchers, Vakhtang Putkaradze and Arindam Phani, along with Thomas Thundat, have created a resonator with nanoscale features to detect dangerous chemicals in the environment. Inspired by the anatomy of insects, the interdisciplinary research team…
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$1.1M supports big data program at McGill

September 16, 2016 by Leslie Burt Montreal, QC – McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. CBRAIN, a national network of brain imaging…
Dr. McMaster speaks at Tuesday's announcement event. (Danny Abriel photos)
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$4.5M aimed at finding new treatments for rare diseases

September 15, 2016 by Lab Product News Halifax, NS – One in 15 babies born in Canada has what is called an orphan disease. And even though there are more than 7,000 such diseases that affect over 300 million people globally, they are considered rare. “If you…
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40-plus new short courses for lab professionals at Pittcon 2017

September 15, 2016 by Leslie Burt Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittcon Short Course Committee has announced the 2017 Short Course program which runs from March 4 – 9. Pittcon will be held March 5-9, in Chicago, IL, in the West Hall of McCormick Place. Courses –…
News Life Sciences

Schizophrenia medication inhibits pancreatic cancer

September 9, 2016 by Lab Product News Montreal, QC – A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer – and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumour growth and metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill…
Vladimir Titorenko. Image courtesy of Concordia University.
News Biology

Six new groups of molecules could be key to delayed aging

September 8, 2016 by Lab Product News Montreal, QC – Hearing loss, brittle bones, sagging skin, a deteriorating mind: these are just some of the issues associated with growing old. For millennia, humans have fought the process of aging using everything from fountains of youth to pricey…
News Agricultural

$35M infrastructure funding for cereal research labs

September 8, 2016 by Lab Product News Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Research and Development Centre is receiving $35.3 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for infrastructure improvements. The centre is being renovated and new laboratories are being built, which are used extensively to…
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New competition supports climate change technology development

September 8, 2016 by Lab Product News Kingston, ON – A new competition has been launched to develop technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Organized by GreenCentre Canada, the program is called the InnovationHouse Chemistry Countering Climate Change Competition (IHC4 Competition). Formed in 2009 and funded…