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Posted: Nov 5, 2018

A Novel Method for CryoPreservation of Cells in Monolayers

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel method to cryopreserve cells while adhered in a monolayer configuration. This method can preserve cells on a substrate and......


Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Train-Triggered Alert System for Conditioning and Warning Wildlife

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a novel, inexpensive, and compact system to alert wildlife to approaching trains, increasing the time available to avoid a collision. Rail-caused......


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 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: 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......


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......