Specialty Research

Researcher coaxes biomaterial out of its shell September 2016

A researcher at Lakehead University is studying a material found in discarded shellfish shells that offers properties with promising industrial uses. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A gut full of health August 2016

The key to better health is through the gut, according to Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, associate professor at the University of Guelph. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UBC research aims to help Canadian flax farmers August 2016

A UBC professor’s flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Navigating Northern Ontario’s climate shortcomings August 2016

A research team has built a tool that gives both real-time and historic information that helps growers make more informed crop management decisions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Research leads to better understanding of bee health August 2016

Bacteria in the gut of young honey bees may provide clues about the impact parasites have on bee health. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel July 2016

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Projects focus on novel bioproducts and disruptive technologies that use Alberta biomass July 2016

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has approved nearly $13 million in funding for 61 projects by researchers and companies. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Industrial oils from plants July 2016

OMAFRA and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants as sources of vernolic acid. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Northern Ontario biomass industry learning from European methods July 2016

Researchers and industry are looking to Europe for best practices and partnerships with respect to sustainable energy sources. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New, innovative Ocean School Program for youth July 2016

The Ocean School program aims to promote a better understanding of oceans and and inspire a new generation of ocean scientists. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping coworkers can wear you out July 2016

Helping your co-workers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study suggests. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farmers realize role as leaders July 2016

Canadian producers recognize the importance of public perception and see themselves playing a lead role in sharing information. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Science detectives investigate a 'mitey' big problem July 2016

Varroa mites can decimate unprotected hives. The tiny parasites feed on the bees' blood and can infect them with harmful viruses. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A database just for bumble bees July 2016

Utah scientists are conducting multi-faceted studies on bumble bees of all shapes, sizes and colors to ensure their well-being. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farmers need, want mental health help: June 2016

Farmers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Asian eggplant: one of Ontario’s newest local foods June 2016

Chinese long and Indian round eggplant are one of Ontario’s newest locally grown vegetable crops, thanks to ongoing research at Vineland. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Host-a-Hive brings bees home June 2016

Matt and Marianne Gee recently launched their Host-a-Hive program where those interested receive one complete honeybee hive set up for a year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Genetic engineering transforms tobacco plant into an antimalaria drug factory June 2016

Tobacco may soon become the primary weapon against one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Camelina meal tested in Canadian dairy feed trials June 2016

Two experimental trials are underway at the University of Saskatchewan to assess Camelina as a high-value feedstock for dairy animal diets. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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