Tagged Research

Library doubles digital resource collection

By Lianelle Barraza, January 19 2016 — The University of Calgary library has added three million new library resources, doubling the size of its collection.  The library accomplished this feat by working with HathiTrust, an international partner of several major academic institutions and libraries. HathiTrust offers U of C students, faculty and staff access to…

U of C researcher turns lettuce into synthetic rubber

By Diltaj Atwal, February 12 2015 — Researchers at the University of Calgary have identified an enzyme in lettuce that allows them to synthesize natural rubber from the leafy green. Associate professor Dae-Kyun Ro and PhD student Yang Qu’s research found a component naturally occurring in lettuce called cis-Prenyltransferase, the key to the biosynthesis of natural…

U of C study shows 2015 flu vaccine ineffective

By Scott Strasser, February 12 2015 — According to a study involving University of Calgary professor James Dickinson, the influenza vaccine for 2014–15 hasn’t been very effective. In some cases, it has actually increased the chance of getting the flu. The study showed that the 2014–15 vaccine alone had a 43 per cent effectiveness against…

Ph.D student makes dino discovery

By Hayden McBennett, November 20 2014 — University of Calgary Ph.D student Kohei Tanaka recently made a breakthrough in the study of dinosaur nesting habits. Paleontologists have long wondered whether oviraptorosaurs — feathered, ostrich-like dinosaurs whose name means “egg thief lizards” — buried or nested the eggs. It was believed the eggs were buried since…

New research chair in cattle research

By Alexander Kim, November 20 2014 — Two Alberta ranchers donated $5 million to the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine to support research in cattle welfare on Nov. 4. Father and daughter J.C. Anderson and Wynne Chisholm own WA Ranches Ltd. and raise calves together. Their donation established the Anderson-Chisholm research chair in…

U of C researcher finds ancient virus in frozen caribou dung

By Hayden McBennett, November 13 2014 — A University of Calgary researcher working in Canada’s Arctic has discovered a 700-year-old plant virus preserved in frozen caribou dung. U of C permafrost and glacial hydrologist Brian Moorman and his team were investigating layers of ice commonly occupied by caribou and their hunters. The 4,000-year-old ice patch…

U of C neuroscience student wins research award

By Babur Ilchi, November 6 2014 — Third-year neuroscience student Yasamin Mahjoub was awarded for her research on iron neurotoxicity in brain cells at the Markin Research Symposium in Health and Wellness. Mahjoub won the oral presentation award in early-October, which includes a $250 grant. Mahjoub tested different drugs and pregnancy hormones to see if…

Former U of C researcher has work retracted

By Curtis Wolff, September 18 2014 — Former University of Calgary medical researcher Cory Toth has had two more papers retracted from scientific journals, bringing his total to nine in the past two years. His research was retracted due to data manipulation and image doctoring. Questions over Toth’s research surfaced in late 2012 when a…

The extinction of paleontology at the U of C

By Sean Willett, September 4, 2014 — When I tell people that I’m studying to become a paleontologist, the first response is usually: “Oh, just like Ross! From Friends!” After confirming that I am indeed just like Ross from Friends, the follow-up is usually a comment about how lucky I am to be going to…

U of C professor helps NASA prevent potential asteroid impact

By Chris Adams, August 7, 2014 — Asteroid Bennu is scheduled for 78 potential impacts with Earth between 2175–2199. Scientists don’t know when, where or even if the asteroid will hit our planet, but a University of Calgary professor is trying to find out. U of C geoscience professor Alan Hildebrand is part of a…

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