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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 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 30, 2017

New Dehydropiperidine Compounds for Treatment of Glioblastoma

Description Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Typically treatment involves surgery after which chemotherapy and radiation therapies are used. The medication temozolomide is frequently used......


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 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......