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Posted: Oct 19, 2018

New Topical Therapy for Melanoma

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 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 29, 2018

Hand-Held Device and Computer-Implemented Steering of a Percutaneously Inserted Needle

Description Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli and his team at the University of Alberta have developed a novel hand-held device and methods to enable real-time assisted steering of percutaneously inserted needles, such as......


Posted: Mar 13, 2018

Flow Cytometry Sensing Using Diffracted Orders of a Grating

Description Flow cytometry is a useful tool that employed in diagnoses of various blood diseases, basic research, clinical trials or even as a “cell sorter” instrument. Currently, flow cytometry involves......


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: Mar 6, 2018

Allyl Monomers And Polymers From Glycerol

Description In recent years, with the rapid expansion in biodiesel production, the biodiesel industry is facing the dilemma, on the one hand, of how to meet an ever-growing biofuel demand,......


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: Aug 30, 2017

High-Quality, Fast 3D Ultrasound Imaging

Description 3D ultrasound imaging has become of tremendous value in obstetrics, gynaecology, radiology, cardiology, and image-guided surgery and therapy. The increasing use of 3D ultrasound has been due to the......


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......