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Whole wheat pasta

Whole wheat makeover

Katarina Smolkova, Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) | August 22, 2014

Whole wheat pasta is a high-fibre, healthy alternative to traditional white flour pasta, but its texture may be too soft for some people. Now, a University of Guelph researcher is trying to change that read more »
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Meat with no mystery

Trent University Staff | August 21, 2014

With recent scandals in the meat industry prompting consumers to call for greater accountability from suppliers, companies such as Maple Leaf, are looking for new ways to ensure that their products are exactly what they claim to be. read more »
LEO Fitness tracker

Fit to be worn

Susan Hickman | August 20, 2014

A Carleton electrical engineering professor has recently launched a sensory network device he says revolutionizes intelligent wearable fitness technology. read more »
Ana Sanchez

Cold truths from the world of virology

Patchen Barss | August 19, 2014

At the Research Matters Curiosity Shop people ask questions they’d like Ontario university researchers to answer. Recently, a visitor to the Shop asked: “Can we ever cure the common cold?” Research Matters tracked down Ana Sanchez, an infectious disease expert and instructor of medical microbiology at Brock University to get some answers. read more »
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Research Matters blog: A look ahead

Patchen Barss | August 18, 2014

Greetings.Patchen Barss here, Managing Editor of the Research Matters website and blog. We've been at this for a couple of years now, and I thought it might be time to say hello, and thank you for reading. read more »
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Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies: Mary Chaktsiris & the Curiosity Cruiser

July 16, 2014

During the Renaissance, wealthy collectors housed strange and remarkable objects in what came to be called “cabinets of curiosity.” Read full article

Scary scans make smokers stop smoking: new Brock research

May 29, 2014

Smokers, take note. There’s an image that could alarm even the hardest core into giving up the vice for good. Read full article

The Brock News: Brock and other scientists discover plankton believed to be extinct

May 12, 2014

Life after death - one million years later. Brock University geologist Martin Head and a team of international researchers have discovered a living plankton species that scientists had thought was extinct for the past million years. Read full article
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