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Posted: Aug 30, 2017

Plant DGAT-1 Variants with Enhanced Oil Formation

Description As demand for vegetable oils for both food and industrial use continues to increase, new strategies are required to increase seed oil content and optimize fatty acid composition. In......


Posted: Aug 29, 2017

An Accurate System for Measuring Currents in Bundled Conductors

Description Current measurement is desired for various applications, including operation monitoring, energy metering and troubleshooting of utility systems. Existing methods for current measurement are designed for single conductors (i.e. clamp......


Posted: Aug 29, 2017

Polymer Nanofibers for Rapid Dewatering of Fine Tailings

Description The main objective of tailings ponds remediation is to remove water so that a trafficable load-bearing surface can be produced within a reasonable time frame to allow subsequent reclamation.......


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: Jun 9, 2017

Time Efficient Scientific Visualization Tool

Description While mathematical computation engines have built-in scientific visualization and animation capabilities, it is possible to achieve much more with the underlying data than what is currently realized. On the......


Posted: Mar 8, 2017

Biodegradable Protein Based Tailings Flocculant

Description A by-product of bitumen extraction, mature fine tailings (MFT) are a mixture of fine solid clay, mineral particles and suspended hydrocarbons. MFT stable dispersion can last for decades and......


Posted: Feb 16, 2017

New Cross-Calibration Ion Chamber and Calibration Method for Radionuclide Activity Meters

Direct quality assurance with short-lived clinical isotopes Description A portable ion chamber system has been designed for direct calibration of radionuclide activity meters in nuclear medicine and research. The cylindrical......


Posted: Jan 18, 2017

Biological Production of Fatty Alcohols from Carbohydrate Precursors

Description University of Alberta researchers have genetically engineered a yeast platform for biosynthesis of long chain fatty alcohols from cellulosic hydrolysates. The engineering strategy included genetic modifications to endogenous yeast......


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: Jan 18, 2017

Light Switch Adapter

Description University of Alberta inventors have developed a novel light switch interface designed for individuals who may have reduced mobility and limited range of motion, such as children and persons......


Posted: Oct 24, 2016

Solar Powered Oxygen Delivery

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta and Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda have developed a novel system to deliver oxygen in remote and resourcelimited hospitals that have minimal access......