Specialized Government and academic health researchers come together to advance military health care
December 17, 2014 - The fifth annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum (MVHRF) held in Toronto from November 24 – 26, 2014 brought together experts from across Canada with the goal of advancing the state of science in the areas of protection, health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families. On the battlefield and in civilian life, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members face unique risks, exposures and experiences that demand a specialized approach for the protection, treatment and prevention of illness and injury.
Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky receives prestigious CIHR Health Researcher of the Year award
December 11, 2014 – Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, Vice-President of Research at the St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, has received the 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Researcher of the Year award for his outstanding efforts to advance pulmonary medicine and improve critical care practices. Dr. Slutsky was presented the award at a reception held at St. Michael's Hospital, last night.
Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy
December 4, 2014 - The success of Canada’s economy, the prosperity of its communities and the well-being of its families depends on advancing cutting edge science, technology and innovation in Canada.
PM launches the Canada First Research Excellence Fund
December 4, 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today officially launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund during a tour of the IBM facility in Markham. He was joined by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, and John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West. The Government of Canada’s significant investments in research and development have already made a major contribution to Canada’s strong performance in science, technology and innovation (ST&I). The Fund, which was announced in Economic Action Plan 2014, is a legacy investment to help position Canada’s post-secondary institutions among the best in the world for talent and breakthrough discoveries, and to excel globally in research areas that create long-term economic benefits for Canada.
Finding omega oil on the forest floor
November 25, 2014 - A public and private partnership is looking for a sustainable, unique alternative in plant-based omega oils
From air to space to operator–RIFL2E technology demonstrates high speed satellite communications and advanced information management for airborne surveillance
November 17, 2014 - Modern imaging and search sensors have a big data problem. They produce more information than can be practically transmitted and analyzed for the development of actionable intelligence. Pilots often have to fly within range of a traditional line-of-sight data link to transfer their surveillance data.
Canada's SCISAT Satellite makes important discovery for understanding the evolution of the ozone layer
November 6, 2014 - Thanks to Canada's SCISAT, an international team of scientists has discovered a recent and unexpected increase in stratospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl) in the Northern Hemisphere. Information from SCISAT along with other satellite data and ground-based measurements showed the scientific team that the increase in stratospheric HCl is due to a slowdown in the atmospheric circulation of the Northern Hemisphere. This discovery could impact how scientists will analyze the evolution of the stratospheric ozone layer going forward.
Retweet, like, or share: How social media is changing the face of emergency management
November 3, 2014 - It’s no longer unusual to learn about a severe weather warning or police manhunt through a “tweet” or a “wall post”. These words refer to common practices on Twitter and Facebook, but were not part of our vocabulary a decade ago. Today, whether it is for personal or professional reasons, the majority of Canadians are engaging with one another through social media websites every day.
Celebrating 75 years of human sciences research
October 29, 2014 – A CF-18 pilot completes a difficult manoeuvre that could cause blackout, but is protected by the G-suit and training to counter the effects of the G-forces. A diver completing a successful mission avoids the bends upon return to the surface. A search and rescue technician calculates the likelihood of locating a missing person using the Cold Exposure Survival Model (CESM). A Canadian Armed Forces physician evaluates health risks and physical accommodation of an aircrew applicant. These all have one thing in common: benefiting from the results of human sciences in support of defence and security.
NRC and AvidBiologics progress new treatments to seek and destroy cancer cells
October 28, 2014 - Canadian company AvidBiologics Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are collaborating on one of the most promising advances in the fight against cancer: antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Recently signed research and licensing agreements will enable both organizations to continue developing a series of ADCs targeting breast, lung, and head-and-neck cancers. Unlike chemotherapy, ADCs specifically seek and destroy cancer cells, with minimal impact on healthy cells.
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