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Posted: Sep 1, 2020

Method for High Yielding, Highly Reactive Polyols for Polyurethane Production

Description Polyols are a key element for the production of many different types of polyurethane today, including foams for furniture, bedding, car seats and insulation applications, and coatings, adhesives, sealants,......


Posted: Apr 1, 2020

A Novel Method of Producing Homogeneus Pectin Microcapsules Containing Bioactives

Description Encapsulating materials obtained from natural sources are increasingly being used in food and non-food sectors. Biopolymers such as pectin from citrus fruits has been widely incorporated to various food......


Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Capsules with PH-Sensing Macroscopic Pores

Description Researchers have long been trying to develop a solid pill that can deliver biopharmaceuticals and vaccines in a target specific and time controlled way. However, due to the acidic......


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: Feb 4, 2020

Low Bandgap, Stable, Non Toxic Perovskite for Inexpensive and Efficient Photovoltaics

Description Perovskites are composite materials typically having a cubic or tetragonal crystal structure with the stoichiometry of AMX3, where A and M are metal cations and X is an anion.......


Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Energy Storage Device – Making Use of Peanut Shells Derived Carbon

Description With a global aim to sustainability, using waste material as sources for alternative energy systems is at the forefront of emerging technologies. University of Alberta inventors have developed a......


Posted: Jan 6, 2020

Silicon-Nanocrystal Coated Optical Resonator

Description Photo: Resonator images of a capillary with embedded Si-NCs: (a) transmission image, (b) fluorescence image with 405 nm laser, (c) fluorescence image with laser light filtered out In the......


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......