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Scientists discover genetic self-renewal switch for cord-blood stem cells

July 19, 2016 by Leslie Burt Toronto, ON – A cord-blood self-renewal switch has been discovered by a team of international stem cell scientists, co-led in Canada by Dr. John Dick and in the Netherlands by Dr. Gerald de Haan. The scientists say the discovery could…
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$15M funding supports cancer immunotherapy research centre

July 18, 2016 by Lab Product News Montréal, QC – The Centre for Commercialization of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i) has received $15 million funding over five years from the federal government. Immunotherapy is an emerging area of medicine that uses the power of the immune system to combat…
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Wine grape research gets funding boost

July 18, 2016 by Lab Product News Kentville, NS – Wine grape research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Kentville Research and Development Centre in Nova Scotia is being expanded with $400,000 funding. The expanded program will include the hiring of three new federal scientists and development of a…
Dr. Stephen Holgate is medical research council clinical professor of immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton in the UK.  Image courtesy of Western University.
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Asthma researchers awarded international medical prize

July 14, 2016 by Lab Product News London, ON – The 2016 recipients of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine have made it their mission to better understand asthma with the aim of informing practice for better therapy and management. Drs. Malcolm Sears and Stephen…
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$17M supports five genomic application projects

July 13, 2016 by Lab Product News Victoria, BC – Five projects are being awarded a total of $16.9 million under Round 5 of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). The total includes $5.3 million through Genome Canada, and the remaining $11.6 million is being provided…
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Input from scientists sought for federal science funding review

July 13, 2016 by Lab Product News Ottawa, ON – Evidence for Democracy (E4D), a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that promotes the transparent use of evidence in government decision-making in Canada, is calling for input from Canada’s science community. They are asking for feedback about what scientists think…
Officials celebrate the opening of the Grains Analytical Testing Laboratory with a ribbon cutting. Image courtesy of Grain Farmers of Ontario.
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Analytical testing laboratory for grain opens in Guelph

July 12, 2016 by Leslie Burt Guelph, ON – Grain Farmers of Ontario and SGS Canada have joined forces to open a new analytical testing laboratory for cereal crops. A ribbon cutting was held this week to celebrate the opening of the new facility, called the…
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$3.3M multisectoral network focuses on maritime research

July 12, 2016 by Lab Product News Quebec, QC – A first-ever multi-sector research network for the maritime sector was recently launched in Québec. The Réseau Québec maritime (Québec Maritime Network) is being provided with funding of $3.3 million from Quebec’s Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation…
Researcher at work in the new Conconi Family Immunotherapy Lab. Image courtesy of the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
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New lab to facilitate immunotherapy clinical trials

July 8, 2016 by Lab Product News Victoria, B.C. – A lab for T-cell therapy development recently opened at the BC Cancer Agency and brings an entirely new approach to cancer treatment one step closer. Built with the support of private philanthropic funds, the Conconi Family Immunotherapy…
Queen's University recently hosted more than 150 scientists whose research interests involve the chemical element boron. (Image courtesy of Queen’s University)
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Summertime gatherings for chemists at Queen’s

July 8, 2016 by Lab Product News Kingston, ON – More than 150 scientists whose research interests involve the chemical element boron and its compounds travelled to Queen’s for the biggest-ever Boron in the Americas (BORAM) conference June 25-28. Held for the first time outside of the…