Breakthrough frees tiny, powerful laser device from the lab

In a project involving the University of Waterloo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), scientists developed a quantum cascade laser capable of operating at temperatures much higher than previously possible.

This type of technology can now be used on the go. This means the device can be used outside of a laboratory, opening this technology to have an impact on areas like medicine, communications, quality control, security, and biochemistry.

An immediate potential application of the portable system could be to provide imaging for skin cancer screening or during surgical procedures.

Learn more about this new quantum cascade laser and its multiple applications!

Researchers at U of T activate an ​immune response against cancer

New findings recently published in the journal Nature show that researchers at University Health Network and the University of Toronto have identified silent and ancient DNA elements buried in our genomes, that can initiate a powerful immune response to kill colorectal cancer cells when reactivated.

They also discovered a key enzyme (ADAR1) that human cancer cells use to prevent the immune system response. These new findings can open up “a new field of cancer therapies” according to associate professor Daniel De Carvalho.

Learn more about how these researchers are finding ways to combat the ADAR1 enzyme!

A researcher may have found first-ever sepsis treatment

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Dr. Qingping Feng has been working for more than two decades on a treatment for sepsis that could potentially save millions of lives. He’s a researcher at Western University and was named the 2020 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Innovator of the year. He and his team developed the protein annexin A5 into a pharmaceutical that may become the world’s first effective treatment for sepsis.

Dr. Feng suggests the product could become a treatment option in about five years.

Learn more about Dr. Feng’s research and the development of this new treatment here!

Advancing drug treatments for diseases using AI and machine learning

Did you know that a team of student researchers at the faculty of Engineering at McMaster University have applied machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect changes in the way human cells organize themselves in response to drug treatments?

This could potentially result in faster and more accurate testing for drugs, such as medications to treat viruses and cancers.

Read more about how these researchers are using AI and machine learning to study human cells!

Nanoparticles made out of gold to cure eye diseases

A new study by a professor of the faculty of medicine at Université Laval suggests that the use of nanoparticles made out of gold could improve the effectiveness of eye disease treatments.

Professor Élodie Boisselier holds a patent for a technology that allows an ophthalmic drug to adhere to the mucous membrane of the eye thanks to the use of gold nanoparticles. This type of technology can improve the life of patients with cataracts, and with its post-surgical treatment.

Learn more about this new technology:

Researchers discover a new tactic to stop the growth of a deadly brain cancer

Excellent news! A team of researchers at the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the University of Calgary have discovered a way to stop the growth of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

This discovery provides a new strategy for the medical community to consider, contain, and possibly destroy this fatal cancer. The finding, published in Nature Communications, involves reprogramming the immune system to do what it does best “fight the tumor instead of fuelling it”.

Read more about how this team of researchers is developing new ways to fight cancer.

Six innovations that changed the world!

The University of Alberta has been innovating research for more than 100 years. With renowned researchers that have helped shape and improve our lives.

Here are six of the many innovations and contributions from UAlberta that have changed the world for the better:

1.- Quantum Canola

2.- The world’s first hepatitis B antiviral

3.- The C-leg

4.- Synthesized sucrose

5.- The first oilsands separation process

6.- World championship winning AI

Read more about these fascinating contributions to our modern world here!

SENACYT – PANAMÁ: La convocatoria está abierta!

¡Excelentes noticias para los estudi antes Panameños y Panameñas! SENACYT ha lanzado la convocatoria “Maestrías y Doctorados en áreas específicas del conocimiento – Canadá 2021”.

Objetivo: Este programa tiene como objetivo mejorar la calidad de la gestión del Sistema Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, mediante la formación profesional en áreas de ciencia, tecnología y en investigación en otras áreas del conocimiento de interés para Panamá.

Fecha de Apertura: 13 de Octubre del 2020

Fecha de Cierre: 21 de Enero del 2021

Si quieres conocer más acerca de esta convocatoria, te invitamos a participar de nuestro webinar en colaboración con SENACYT el próximo 18 de Noviembre. Regístrate aquí

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Serie de Webinars para estudiantes Peruanos

El Consorcio CALDO organizó una serie de webinars informativos con el objetivo de ayudar a estudiantes Peruanos interesados en estudiar su maestría o doctorado en Canadá. La serie estará dividida en 3 sesiones.

La primera sesión se llevo a cabo el día de ayer por la tarde. Les invitamos a ver la grabación de la misma si no tuvieron la oportunidad de participar de la sesión en vivo.


También están invitados a registrarse desde ya para las dos próximas sesiones:

¡Esperamos verlos en los próximos webinars!

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