18 episodes

Research in Canada is a national success story worth celebrating: it is also a remarkable story worth sharing with Canadians.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

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    • Natural Sciences

Research in Canada is a national success story worth celebrating: it is also a remarkable story worth sharing with Canadians.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

    Tiny fly, deadly bite

    Tiny fly, deadly bite

    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.

    • 12 min
    Knowledge, ceremony, and an Indigenous approach to research

    Knowledge, ceremony, and an Indigenous approach to research

    When non-Indigenous scientists wish to conduct research in Indigenous communities, cultural misunderstandings can arise over issues including the methods of research; ownership of data; and interpretation of results. In this podcas...

    • 19 min
    Better molecules for better medicine

    Better molecules for better medicine

    Cancer treatments like chemotherapy aren’t perfect. The drugs meant to kill cancerous cells aren’t choosy, so they take out healthy cells too, which can mean serious side-effects for the patient. And if cancer cells develop a resistance, the therapies might not result in a complete remission. Engineering new molecules that incorporate the power of metals to destroy disease-causing cells could not only lead to more effective cancer treatments, but also better defences against another serious health threat — multidrug resistant bacteria.

    • 17 min
    Seeking a treatment for ALS

    Seeking a treatment for ALS

    • 13 min
    The solace of quantum

    The solace of quantum

    Building on the theories of Einstein and his contemporaries, today’s quantum physicists investigate the unique properties of sub-atomic particles, aiming to deepen our knowledge of the univ...

    • 18 min
    Sight for sore eyes - Trefford Simpson researches the nerves of the cornea

    Sight for sore eyes - Trefford Simpson researches the nerves of the cornea

    • 18 min

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