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Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Photocleavable Affinity Tags for Ultra Pure Protein Purification

Description Affinity tags are highly efficient tools for purifying proteins from crude extracts. However, most affinity purification elusion schemes require a change in buffer condition, such as addition of imidazole......


Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Seed Coat and Seed Coat Fractions Novel Health-Beneficial Ingredients for Animal and Human Diets

Description Pulse grains, including dried peas, are rich sources of fibre with low glycemic indices and bioactive components such as the flavonoids proanthocyanidins (PACs or condensed tannins). Their unique nutritional......


Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Therapeutic Hypobaric Normoxia for Hypertension

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta are developing a non-invasive therapy to alter systemic vascular resistance by using hypobaric normoxia/hyperoxia as an adjuvant to standard medical therapy. Preliminary results......


Posted: Aug 6, 2015

Method For Generation of Neuronal Cells From Pluripotent Stem Cells

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta are developing a method to generate cells of central nervous system that include neuronal, astrocyte and glial cells from induced pluripotent stem cells.......


Posted: Jun 24, 2015

Methods for “Deviceless” Tissue Transplant

Description Cellular transplantation is an attractive and growing field in medicine, specifically for management of type 1 diabetes in patients with unstable blood sugar control. Strategies for subcutaneous transplantation of......


Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Enrichment of Oils with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Description Biologists have laboured for years to engineer various organisms for the genetic enrichment of oils with high levels of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, because of the significant......


Posted: Dec 30, 2014

Zonal UWB Receiver

Description An ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver is a short range wireless communications technology currently gaining popularity for use with personal area networking (PAN) applications such as wireless monitors, camcorders, and other......


Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Non-Repeating Interval Sequences for Coded Imaging and Multi-User Communications

Description Coded excitation is widely used in ultrasound, radar, sonar and other imaging systems as well as in communication systems. Coded excitation involves the transmission of long-duration pulses with a......


Posted: Dec 15, 2014

Fluorinated Fructose Derivatives for PET Imaging

Description Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of physiological processes and tissue micro environments, which is used for diagnosing and/or......


Posted: Dec 1, 2014

Meta-material Thermal Emitter for Thermo-Photovoltaics

Description Heat is considered as a byproduct of industrial processes. For example, average oil and coal based energy conversion processes account for thermal losses roughly within 50% to 60% of......


Posted: Nov 24, 2014

3D Reconstruction of Transparent and Reflective Objects

Description 3D object reconstruction is widely used in a number of industries to create a three dimensional digital model of a physical object.  Traditional acquisition systems rely on the expected......


Posted: Nov 20, 2014

Light-Emitting Diode Compatible with Silicon Microelectronics

Description The drive for more components (per unit area) on a microelectronics chip necessitates more interconnects between them. As the feature size of these interconnects shrinks and the interconnects are......