Posted: Sep 9, 2016

Prevention of Abiotic Stress-Induced Yield Losses in Crops Through Manipulation of Phytohormonal Pathways

Description The Ozga/Reinecke lab at the University of Alberta has been working with pea as a model crop for 23 years.  The researchers have found that manipulating plant phytohormones (with......


Posted: Jun 15, 2016

Dry Powder Based Respirable Bacteriophage Compositions

Description Background: Bacteriophages are viruses that target and eliminate specific bacteria. They are potential alternatives to chemical antibiotics and are under development as therapeutics for various infectious diseases, including respiratory......


Posted: Jun 15, 2016

MagnetTx: New Innovations in Cancer Research

https://youtu.be/RCRJecMZoes There’s precious few changes in this world that, in a few minutes, can have a transformational impact. But this is one of them, and in cancer treatment, no less.......


Posted: Aug 6, 2015

Method For Generation of Neuronal Cells From Pluripotent Stem Cells

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta are developing a method to generate cells of central nervous system that include neuronal, astrocyte and glial cells from induced pluripotent stem cells.......


Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Molecular Ballistic Junctions

Description The semiconductor industry continually advances towards making more efficient devices.  This entails making smaller and smaller devices, which leads to an increase in computing power and speed of computers......


Posted: Feb 7, 2014

Rapid Organization of Block Copolymers

Description As computer chip manufacturers aim to make faster electronics, they must make chip components increasingly smaller (or conversely, pack more components per unit area). However, making smaller chip components......


Posted: Jan 13, 2014

Thin Film for Improved Flat Panel Display Performance

Description In many flat panel displays, each pixel is addressed by a voltage applied between two parallel electrodes, and depending on the type of display, one or both of the......


Posted: Jan 2, 2014

Magnesium Thin Films for Hydrogen Storage

Description With concerns about energy inefficiency and global warming from greenhouse gases, much research effort has been devoted to assessing magnesium hydride (MgH2) as a form of hydrogen storage for......