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Posted: Feb 2, 2014

A New Experimental Technique in Measuring Contributions of Individual Components to Wear-Corrosion Synergism

Description The damage to materials caused by corrosive wear is a complicated surface failure process that involves both the wear-accelerated corrosion and corrosion-accelerated mechanical failure. This synergistic attack that plagues......


Posted: Feb 2, 2014

Predictive marker for taxane responsiveness of cancer patients

Description University of Alberta researchers have identified a predictive marker to screen patients that are being considered for taxane-based chemotherapy. Elevated levels of this protein marker correlate with increased breast......


Posted: Jan 30, 2014

Development of Oils with High Punicic Acid Content

Description Pomegranate (Punica granatum) seed oil has been attracting increased interest since it was shown that its main component punicic acid may provide a novel alternative therapeutic strategy for the......


Posted: Jan 20, 2014

Automated, objective feature selection for chemometric modeling

Description Modern analytical techniques, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), infra red spectroscopy (IR) and two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC), can provide an abundance of detailed data pertaining to the nature of......


Posted: Jan 17, 2014

What’s in the Box?™

Description In an effort to determine how “engineering types” learn, over 120 students of a University of Alberta materials engineering class were surveyed, and the majority classified themselves as visual......