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Thawing sumps leaking into Mackenzie Delta lakes

November 8, 2013

Sumps in the Mackenzie Delta region that were constructed in permafrost during the 1970s and 80s aren’t staying permanently frozen, says Queen’s professor John Smol and former Queen’s PhD student Joshua Thienpont.

Research Matters returns with question: What Matters Now?

October 16, 2013

Toronto, October 16, 2013 – Is there intelligent life out there? Can plant materials one day replace plastic? Can we ever eradicate infectious diseases? These questions and more will be explored by Ontario’s top university researchers in the latest Research Matters free speaker series focused on the question ‘What Matters Now?’

Study: Herbal Products Omit Ingredients, Contain Fillers

October 11, 2013

Consumers of natural health products beware. The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on the label, with most companies substituting cheaper alternatives and using fillers, according to new research from the University of Guelph.

Personalized treatment for neurological disease

October 2, 2013

New research led by Dr. Matthew Hebb of Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, has demonstrated for the first time, how small brain biopsies may be used to grow large numbers of cells that could possibly be transplanted back into the patient’s own brain.