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Posted: Aug 29, 2017

Efficient Ordinary Differential Equation Solver Using Stochastic Circuitry

Description Ordinary differential equations are widely used in the modeling of natural processes in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and social studies. Solving problems for a large scale system with conventional......


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: 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: Mar 30, 2017

Automatic Measurement of Melanoma Breslow Depth

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a method for rapid and accurate measurement of the melanoma Depth-of-Invasion (DoI), also known as Breslow Depth, from MART1 stained skin......


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 19, 2017

Novel Therapy for Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Obesity

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a potential therapy to prevent dyslipidemia, obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis. The study shows that depletion of an enzyme inhibits phosphatidylcholine synthesis......


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.......