Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Polymers, Plastics and Composite Materials from Agricultural Proteins

Description With a global aim to sustainability, using agricultural waste material as sources for otherwise newly manufactured material is at the forefront of emerging technologies. When transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)......


Posted: Nov 5, 2018

A Novel Method for CryoPreservation of Cells in Monolayers

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel method to cryopreserve cells while adhered in a monolayer configuration. This method can preserve cells on a substrate and......


Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Train-Triggered Alert System for Conditioning and Warning Wildlife

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel, inexpensive, and compact system to alert wildlife to approaching trains, increasing the time available to avoid a collision. Rail-caused......


Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Nanocrystalline Cellulose Hydrogel for Prevention of Bacterial Adhesion

Description University of Alberta researchers have developed a hydrogel formulation by using a nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) polymer that has potential to prevent biofilm formation via physical resistance mechanism.  Given that......


Posted: Jul 19, 2017

Novel Method for Purification of Short Insoluble Elastin-Like Polypeptides

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel process to purify very hydrophobic elastin-like polypeptides (ELP). The method enables the expression and purification of ELPs that are......


Posted: Jan 18, 2017

BioEngineered Adipocytes for the Light-Controlled Release of Insulin

Description Dr. Peter Light at the University of Alberta has developed genetically engineered adipocytes that secrete significant amounts of bioactive insulin upon exposure to a particular wavelength of blue light.......


Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Photocleavable Affinity Tags for Ultra Pure Protein Purification

Description Affinity tags are highly efficient tools for purifying proteins from crude extracts. However, most affinity purification elusion schemes require a change in buffer condition, such as addition of imidazole......


Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Seed Coat and Seed Coat Fractions Novel Health-Beneficial Ingredients for Animal and Human Diets

Description Pulse grains, including dried peas, are rich sources of fibre with low glycemic indices and bioactive components such as the flavonoids proanthocyanidins (PACs or condensed tannins). Their unique nutritional......