Posted: Nov 20, 2019

N-Doped Carbon Materials – Making Use of Eggshell Membranes

Description Nitrogen – rich carbon materials are useful for applications such as supercapacitors, battery electrodes, oxygen reduction reaction supports for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and directed methanol fuel......


Posted: Nov 19, 2019

Virtual Reality Vision Loss Experience

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences have developed a virtual reality (VR) game that allows players to experience the challenges of coping with......


Posted: Nov 8, 2019

Novel Potential Anti-Psychotic Agents

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have designed a number of analogues of ßphenylethylidenehydrazine (PEH), two of which cause considerable increase of glycine in the brain in ex vivo......


Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Predicting Residual Oil Saturation During Enhanced Oil Recovery

Description The main purpose of any enhanced oil recovery (EOR) scheme is to increase the amount of oil recovered from the reservoir typically following a secondary recovery scheme such as......


Posted: Oct 3, 2019

A Novel Gene Singature to Predict Hormone Response in ER+ Breast Cancer Patients

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel gene expression signature to predict how a postmenopausal breast cancer patient with an estrogen receptor positive tumour will respond......


Posted: Sep 9, 2019

New Topical Therapy for Proliferative Skin Disorders

Description Dr. Afsaneh Lavasanifar and collaborators have developed a PCBCL–b-PEG-b-PCBCL (PolyGelTM) hydrogel formulation of silibinin which provides enhanced skin permeabiity and delayed release of silibinin under physiological conditions. In vitro......


Posted: Aug 28, 2019

A Self Driven, Boost Converter for Low Voltage Applications

Description Low power energy harvesting circuits often have unstable energy sources and require some kind of stabilizing circuitry to stabilize the output voltage for meaningful applications. Conventional converters either require......


Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Biodegradable Protein Based Tailings Flocculant

Description A by-product of bitumen extraction, mature fine tailings (MFT) are a mixture of fine solid clay, mineral particles and suspended hydrocarbons. MFT stable dispersion can last for decades and......


Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Telebivudine to Abrogate Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Description Telbivudine Dr. Ted Allison and his team at the University of Alberta have discovered that telbivudine, a blood brain barrier-permeable thymidine analogue approved for treatment of Hepatitis B, is......


Posted: Jun 14, 2019

A Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tool to Replace Chest X-Ray for the Diagnosis of Childhood Pneumonia

Description University of Alberta researchers have discovered a novel set of biomarkers which can be used to diagnose pneumonia in children. The biomarkers include chitinase-3-like-1 (CHI3L1), lipocalin-2 (LCN-2), C-reactive protein......


Posted: Jun 14, 2019

Novel Cell Isolation Method for Bio-engineering Artificial Cartilage

Description University of Alberta researchers have developed a new method to isolate cells from knee joint (meniscus). The isolated cells are non-contractile in nature and do not form scar tissue.......


Posted: Jun 13, 2019

Novel Composite Monolith as a New Solid Phase Extraction Material for Environmental Analysis

Description University of Alberta researchers have developed a new material of a composite silica monolith nested in sponge (SiMNS) for solid phase extraction. The application of the new SiMNS material......