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Posted: Jul 9, 2014

New Optimized Receiver for Pilot Symbol Assisted Modulation (PSAM)

Description Pilot Symbol Assisted Modulation is a wireless communications method for reducing the effects of a fading signal. By periodically inserting known ‘pilot’ symbols into a transmitter’s data stream, a......


Posted: Jul 1, 2014

Low Loss Meta-Material Optical Waveguides

Description The researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new class of optical waveguides with a meta-material cladding which enables strong confinement of energy within the waveguides making......


Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Small molecule inhibitors of PNKP, a DNA repair enzyme, for cancer therapy

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have identified potent small molecule inhibitors of a new DNA repair target, human polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP). PNKP is an important enzyme in the......


Posted: Jun 20, 2014

Fast, Low-Power Decoders for LDPC Codes

Description Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes are used in communications technologies to successfully send a message over a noisy channel. These codes come much closer to the theoretical maximum transmission rate......


Posted: Jun 15, 2014

Method for Vitrification of Articular Cartilage for Long Term Storage

Description Osteochondral allografting is an effective technique for treating osteochondral defects; however, its utility is limited by the availability of clinically suitable osteochondral tissues. Current methods allow only for short......


Posted: Jun 12, 2014

New Methods of Phosvitin Extraction from Egg Yolk

Description Phosivitin is a principal phosphoprotein in egg yolk, representing about 11% of egg yolk proteins and about 4% of yolk dry matter. It exhibits many advantageous properties that would......


Posted: Jun 3, 2014

Reduced Cost 3D Ultrasound Imaging

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a cost-effective method for 3D ultrasound imaging that maintains image quality. There are two traditional ways to accomplish 3D ultrasound imaging.......


Posted: Jun 2, 2014

Introducer for Intervertebral Implant

Description Spinal fusion procedure is a surgical technique used to eliminate abnormal motion of the spine by combining two or more vertebrae. In 2006, approximately 450,000 spinal fusion procedures were......


Posted: May 20, 2014

Easily Fabricated Hollow Optical Waveguides Including Tapers

Description Optical waveguides are devices that guide electromagnetic waves along a desired path, and with a minimum of loss from the generating point to the point of application. Air-core (hollow)......


Posted: May 15, 2014

New Method of Managing Sclerotinia Sclertiorum

Description Canola (Brassica sp) producers typically manage Sclerotinia sclertiorum, commonly known as white mould or stem rot, through crop rotations or fungicides; however, each method has a drawback. Crop rotations......


Posted: May 13, 2014

Crysosim

A novel technique for stem-cell storage and preservation Description Cryopreservation is a core enabling technology for the transplantation of natural and engineered cells and tissues. Successful transplantation of human cells......


Posted: May 11, 2014

Cost Effective MEMS Manufacturing Method for Gecko Inspired Dry Adhesives

Description Many adhesives require a liquid component, are one time use, or leave a residue upon removal.  Molecular scale Van der Waals forces that result between smooth surfaces in very......