Gecko Inspired Adhesive Microfluidic Channels

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Many adhesives require a liquid component, are one time use, or leave a residue upon removal.  These issues reduce the versatility of microfluidic channels and the breadth of their applications.

 

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an improved micro-electromechanical manufacturing technique that can more efficiently and cost effectively create a novel dry adhesive that […]

Hyperspectral Imaging for Ore Froth Processing

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Closed loop assessment of mineral froth is typically not possible using conventional ore processing technology, because the assessment of product quality and prediction of product recovery require laboratory analysis. However, researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel technique for assessing ore froth quality in closed-loop mineral flotation systems using features of the […]

Flexible-Base Electrode Array and Method of Manufacture

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University of Alberta researchers have developed an electrode array supported by a flexible base that can be used for both stimulation and recording of neurons in the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system), and in the peripheral nervous system. The design incorporates a silicon elastomer base with ultra-fine microwires which are coiled within the […]

Ganglioside GM1 for treatment of Huntington’s Disease

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Researchers at the University of Alberta have found that ganglioside metabolism is impaired in Huntington’s disease (HD) and that administration of GM1 restores normal ganglioside levels and decreases HD cell susceptibility to apoptosis. Gangliosides are sialic acid-containing glycosphingolipids that are particularly enriched in the brain and play an essential role in cell signalling. Levels of […]