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Tiny Fly, Deadly Bite
University of Calgary post-doctoral student Chukwunonso Nzelu studies the deadly tropical disease Leishmaniasis.
Leishmaniasis is a devastating disease that kills tens-of-thousands of people every year. By studying the sandflies that transmit it, the University of Calgary’s Chukwunonso Nzelu is helping to zero in on a vaccine
Raising sandflies is tricky, but with the help of Chukwunonso Nzelu’s expertise, researchers have grown a large, thriving colony of the insects at the University of Calgary’s high-level containment insectarium. It’s a critical resource for studying how the flies transmit Leishmaniasis to humans, with the goal of producing a vaccine against the disease which kills 30 000 people a year. What they learn could also inform the prevention of other insect-borne diseases like Lyme disease and malaria.
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Knowledge, ceremony, and an Indigenous approach to research
Carrie Bourassa explains what Indigenous research methodology means, and why it matters
When non-Indigenous scientists wish to conduct research in Indigenous communities, cultural misunderstandings can ari...
Better Molecules for Better Medicine
Annie Castonguay, a researcher at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique, works to mobilize metals to destroy cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria when traditional antibiotics and cancer treatments fall short....
Seeking a treatment for ALS
PhD student Sheena Gurm looks deep into brain cells for clues to a deadly disease
When viruses infected our ancestors millions of years ago, they left behind strands of their DNA embedded in human brain cells. At the University of Manitoba, Sheena Gurm studies these viral sequences, as part of a research team seeking to understand the causes of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her research may lead to new treatments, such as the use of antiretroviral drugs, to combat this debilitating and ultimately deadly affliction.
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The Solace of Quantum
Sub-atomic research portends a second digital revolution that could solve some of our most vexing problems
Building on the theories of Einstein and his contemporarie...
Sight for Sore Eyes - Trefford Simpson researches the nerves of the cornea