Posted: Aug 2, 2018

Novel FOXM-1 inhibitors for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta are utilizing their new insights into the mechanism of action of FOXM-1 inhibitors to design first in class oncology drugs targeting FOXM-1 protein.......


Posted: Aug 2, 2018

Novel SERS-Based Biosensing platform for prostate cancer

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed biogenic silver nanoparticles which can be used as plasmonic labels for enhanced spectroscopy applications. The nanoparticles can be modified with Raman......


Posted: Mar 20, 2018

Novel Radiation-Responsive Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta in collaboration with Lakehead University have developed novel radiation-responsive block polymers for drug delivery. The nanoparticles are modified poly-L-glutamic acid (m-PGA) polymers which......


Posted: Mar 13, 2018

Off-Axis Spiral Phase Mirrors To Create Vortex Beams

Description There has been an increased interest in taking advantage of the orbital angular momentum properties of light via helical wavefronts for various applications in manufacturing, imaging, and communications. By......


Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Biobased Phosphorus Containing Polyol With Fire-Retardant Properties

Description Vegetable oil based polyols have been successfully commercialized and utilized in polyurethane production, such as for automotive or building applications. One of the problems with using biobased polyurethane foams......


Posted: Jan 16, 2018

Chipless Printable Sensor For Non-Contact Pipeline Monitoring

Description Underground pipelines can be very difficult to monitor for signs of deterioration, especially deterioration due to pipe corrosion. Even if a failure occurs, it can be difficult to locate......


Posted: Jan 4, 2018

High Flow Antifouling Filtration Membranes

Description In recent years, improved membrane technologies have been used for water and wastewater filtering due to their low energy consumption, ease of preparation at scale, and the breadth and......


Posted: Sep 22, 2017

Smart Liner For Pipeline Protection And Remote Monitoring

Description Pipelines in the petrochemical industry are prone to leaks. Canadian control rooms could only detect 20 out of the 128 leaks over the past two years. Currently used technologies......


Posted: Aug 30, 2017

New Methods of Phosvitin Extraction from Egg Yolk

Description Eggs have long been recognized as a source of high-quality protein and other important nutrients in the human diet. Phosvitin is a principal phosphoprotein present in egg yolk and......


Posted: May 10, 2017

Improving Power Transmission Line Design by Injecting Third Harmonic Voltage

Description In the field of power engineering, any frequency other than the fundamental is generally undesirable and engineers usually try to filter harmonics in effective ways. But what if we......


Posted: Apr 12, 2017

High Resolution Radar Imaging for Oil Well Inspection

Description It is essential for oil and gas companies to inspect and monitor changes in oil wells over time to control irreversible damages which may cause impaired or halted production,......


Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Surgical Kinematic Capture System

Description The Surgical Kinematic Capture System is a new device that objectively assesses open surgery skills, and that supports open surgery training by providing real-time feedback to a trainee performing......