New extraction technique for functional foods
A team of engineers at Université Laval has developed a new system for efficiently extracting high-value bioactive molecules — potential nutraceuticals or pharmaceuticals — from plant and animal proteins.
Glycan capture technique sheds light on cell surface proteins
A new technique for capturing glycosylated proteins, developed by a researcher at Simon Fraser University, has provided fresh insight into the relationship between the structure and function of these biomolecules, knowledge that could advance fields from immunology to cancer research.
Gold-forming molecule identified in bacterium
A Canadian team of researchers has identified a molecule used by a bacterium to convert soluble gold ions into insoluble elemental gold.
New technique improves NMR spectroscopy
A new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy technique developed at the University of Ottawa allows physical chemists to distinguish between certain types of magnetically equivalent atoms in molecules, something that was previously thought to be almost impossible.
Carbon nanotubes could help mend broken hearts
A collaboration between Harvard University and the University of Waterloo has produced a carbon nanotube-reinforced scaffold for growing cardiomyocytes — heart muscle cells — in the lab.
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