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Scientists solve puzzle of converting CO₂ emissions to fuel

August 26, 2016 by Lab Product News Toronto, ON – Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere. A team of scientists from the University of Toronto (U of T) believes they’ve found…
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Scientists develop inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

August 24, 2016 by Lab Product News Vancouver, BC – Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The…
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Indestructible compound poses little threat, still needs monitoring: study

August 23, 2016 by Lab Product News Guelph, ON – A breakdown product of modern refrigerants that replaced banned ozone-depleting coolants will likely not threaten future generations, according to new University of Guelph research. The study, published recently in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health –…
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Kidney podocyte researcher gets $750,000 in CIHR funding

August 23, 2016 by Lab Product News Guelph, ON – Nina Jones, a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph and Canada research chair in eukaryotic cellular signalling, has received a five-year grant worth nearly $750,000. The funding comes from…
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Massive $190M retrofit of UofT labs is underway

August 23, 2016 by Lab Product News Toronto, ON – In what University of Toronto president Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the University of Toronto to provide almost $190 million to upgrade nearly…
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Collaborative study aims to identify breast cancer mutations

August 23, 2016 by Lab Product News Toronto, ON – The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has entered into a new collaborative research study with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Queen’s University to help bring more targeted diagnosis and treatment to breast cancer patients in the future.…
Fuel-efficient engines in newer cars burn less gasoline but need additional filters to reduce black carbon emissions. Credit: welcomia/iStock/Thinkstock
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Could more fuel-efficient engines lead to more global warming?

August 17, 2016 by Leslie Burt Toronto, ON – Auto industry experts predict that more than 50 percent of cars on the road by 2020 will use a relatively new type of fuel-efficient engine. This transition, however, has raised questions about its ultimate effect on the…
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A surprising way laundry adds flame retardants to surface waters

August 10, 2016 by Lab Product News Toronto, ON – In recent years, evidence has been building suggesting that flame retardants, which are used in furniture and electronics, are potentially linked to health problems. And studies have shown that the substances leach out of products, and end…
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$1M in funding for project to treat food-processing wastewater

August 9, 2016 by Lab Product News Sydney, N.S. – Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment is receiving $1.1 million in funding from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) for a project that supports research and development to degrade organic matter commonly found…
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$2M funding supports study of drug-resistant pathogens

August 9, 2016 by Lab Product News Guelph, ON – Battling disease-causing bacteria – including potentially deadly microbes resistant to current therapies – is the ultimate goal of research by a University of Guelph microbiologist chosen to receive a $2-million federal grant. Prof. Chris Whitfield, Department of…