• 20 Nov 2017

    Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

    A new catalyst created by University of Toronto engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By both capturing carbon emissions and ...

  • 02 Nov 2017

    Research on soil acidity could lead to new wheat varieties

    Most experts agree food production will need to double by the time Earth’s population grows to nine billion people by 2050. This is a challenge that motivates scientists the world over and Australian crop scientist and plant nutritionist Peter Kopittke is no exception. The young scientist ...

  • 18 Oct 2017

    AREVA and Canadian Light Source study environmental impact of uranium mines

    One of Saskatchewan’s longest running uranium operators is working with the Canadian Light Source to ensure its operations are sustainable now and protective of the environment for thousands of years into the future. The fruits of this co-operation are many and include the ability of AREVA ...

  • 11 Oct 2017

    Researchers explore ways to remove antibiotics polluting lakes and rivers

    Pre-treated barley straw is showing promise as an environmentally-friendly material that could be used to help soak up certain types of antibiotics polluting waterways. Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems, says Catherine Hui Niu, ...

  • 05 Oct 2017

    Cystic fibrosis scientists discover abnormal response to lung infections

    The inability to clear bacteria from the lungs is the result of a lack of healthy mucus secreted in the airways of those with cystic fibrosis, according to research published today in the prestigious Nature Communications journal.  “For a very long time, there has been discussion about ...

  • 13 Sep 2017

    Scientist combines medicine and engineering to repair a damaged heart

    Regenerating heart muscle tissue using a 3D printer – once the stuff of Star Trek science fiction – now appears to be firmly in the realm of the possible. The combination of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron’s unique biomedical imaging and therapy (BMIT) beamline and the vision of a ...

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Researchers develop technique to reuse carbon dioxide and methane, slowing climate change

    Reusing carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane waste emissions from industrial sources is closer to reality thanks to recent findings from a project conducted at the Canadian Light Source and the University of Saskatchewan. CLS scientist Dr. Yongfeng Hu & Dr. Hui Wang, University of ...

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Researchers develop new approach to weaken the ability of some viruses to evade the immune system

    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus and a number of other viruses have the ability to block the immune system during infection, but a novel approach to fight back could soon be available. “Emerging viruses pose a tremendous challenge to human ...

  • 28 Jun 2017

    3D imaging seeks to explain reason for higher DNA yields from smaller bones

    Bones tell a person’s story long after they have passed away and researchers are learning that even the tiniest of bones shouldn’t be overlooked. Dr. Janna Andronowski “Bone is a living record,” said Dr. Janna Andronowski, post-doctoral and CIHR-THRUST fellow at the University ...

  • 27 Jun 2017

    Researchers make connection between the oceans’ organic carbon and iron

    Concordia University researchers have a better understanding of why the world’s oceans are the largest carbon sink as a result of organic carbon remaining on the ocean floor rather than being released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Andrew Barber and Dr. Yves Gélinas with lab members ...

  • 18 May 2017

    Protecting fisheries from disease: understanding infectious salmon anemia virus entry

    Research led by University of Toronto graduate student Jonathan Cook and his supervisor Dr. Jeffrey Lee, employing X-ray crystallography at the Canadian Light Source, has provided a better understanding of how infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) attaches to cells and infects. These results ...

  • 03 May 2017

    Scientists make important discovery around antibiotic resistance

    Researchers from McGill University have discovered why superbugs are resistant to certain antibiotics and are one step closer to finding new treatments. “Superbugs have different tricks up their sleeves on how to resist antibiotics. We became interested in looking at how they resist these ...

  • 13 Apr 2017

    Catalyst developed by U of S researchers is better for environment

    Using the Canadian Light Source, a chemical engineering team at the University of Saskatchewan has found a possible pathway to reduce production costs and improve environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands industry. Drs. Dalai (l) and Badoga (r) Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sandeep ...

  • 28 Mar 2017

    Researchers pinpoint source of arsenic in water along the Yangtze River

    Researchers are unravelling the mysteries of why arsenic levels in water in the Jianghan Plain, off the Yangtze River in China, undergo fluctuations throughout the year. Michael Schaefer Sometimes groundwater concentrations in the region exceed the World Health Organization standard of 10 ...

  • 01 Mar 2017

    Research team identifies new markers involved in cancer progression

    Dr. Saroj Kumar  Scientists have identified, for the first time, increased levels of several chemicals occurring in cancer-activated cells, which will help them understand what is happening in early stage cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canadian w ...

  • 14 Feb 2017

    Scientists develop tool for studying ancient civilizations

    Canadian Light Source scientists have discovered a way to determine if lead found in bones is the result of contamination after burial or because of exposure during a person’s lifetime. “We are very excited to be working on this because we see it as a way to add a new tool to the toolkit of ...

  • 17 Jan 2017

    Mapping the inner ear

    Delicate surgery to restore hearing improved by imaging  Images produced by the CLS (top right) as compared to typical micro-CT images (top left). The resulting CLS images help develop a detailed atlas for the inner ear. Images courtesy of Dr. Mai Elfarnawamy. Surgeons rely on medical ...

  • 06 Dec 2016

    Study of 170-year-old thumbnail uncovers mystery of Franklin Expedition

    U of S and Canadian Light Source contribute to discovery SASKATOON, SK. It’s long been thought that crew members of the mid-1800s Franklin Expedition died from exposure to high levels of lead on the expedition. But new research—using advanced imaging and analytical tools at the University ...

  • 28 Nov 2016

    Peering inside blown-up batteries

    Imaging lithium ion batteries to improve performance and safety Maybe you’ve noticed your phone is running hot, or the battery life just isn’t what it used to be.  Perhaps you tried taking a peek at the battery pack, only to discover that the battery has swollen up like a pillow. When a ...

  • 26 Oct 2016

    Understanding the path of syphilis

    Research team uses the Canadian Light Source to help discover new information about how syphilis infections work In 2001, new cases of syphilis around the world hit at an all-time low. Since then, the number of new cases has kept growing. “It’s a highly invasive pathogen,” says Dr. ...

  • 05 Oct 2016

    Stuck on oyster adhesive

    Research team uses beamtime at the Canadian Light Source to examine the adhesive made by the Eastern oyster and to help preserve vital coastal ecosystems By examining the materials created by one creature, oyster adhesive, Dr. Rebecca Metzler and her team can contribute to the large task of ...

  • 10 Aug 2016

    Mapping a future for Alberta’s oil sands

    Scientists using the Canadian Light Source are working to understand how current reclamation methods could shape the future of oil sands mine sites and how their surrounding environments may be affected over time. Matt Lindsay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences ...

  • 03 Aug 2016

    Improving food security and livelihoods for rural West Africa

    Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa face daunting challenges: from high fertilizer costs to unstable rainfall patterns and poor soil quality, growing more food isn’t easy. And it is vital for ongoing food security that the area continue growing crop production, which currently increases by about 1 ...

  • 28 Jun 2016

    Trapped electrons to blame for lack of battery efficiency

    Forget mousetraps—today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery. An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research published June 28 in the journal Nature Communications that has the ...

  • 20 Jun 2016

    Light source helps development of safe and durable high-temperature lithium-sulfur batteries

    Safety has always been a major concern for electric vehicles, especially preventing fire and explosion incidents with the best possible battery technologies. Lithium-sulfur batteries are considered as the most promising candidate for EVs due to their ultra-high energy density, which is over 5 ...

  • 15 Jun 2016

    Scientists Map Molecular Interactions at Point of Conception

    By Jim Oldfield and Heidi Singer, University of Toronto Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered the first interactions between the human sperm and egg — the initial steps in the creation of human life. The discovery lays a foundation to better understand fertilization and could ...

  • 10 May 2016

    Quick cooking chickpeas use microwave - but not how you’d expect

    The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. Researchers from the University of Manitoba have developed ...

  • 24 Mar 2016

    Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of alternative energies

    This electrolysing device splits water into its component elements, oxygen and hydrogen, allowing efficient storage of alternative energy in chemical form, a grand challenge in the field. (Photo: Marit Mitchell) We can’t control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding eff ...

  • 26 Feb 2016

    Airplanes and climate change

    Understanding aircraft soot provides insight for climate models The long vapour trails that follow an aircraft’s exhaust are one of the largest sources of uncertainty in climate models, but a nanoscale look at their structure provides new insight into global environmental ...

  • 19 Feb 2016

    Gut reaction: understanding the cause of ulcers and stomach cancers, and how to stop them

    SASKATOON (Friday, February 19, 2016) – Ulcers. They are not only painful and difficult to deal with, but the same bacteria that cause ulcers can lead to stomach cancer and other diseases of the human intestinal tract. But, there is hope. Scientists from the University of British Columbia, the ...

  • 05 Feb 2016

    Canadian physicists discover new properties of superconductivity

    SASKATOON (Friday, February 5, 2016) – An international team of physicists has come one step closer to understanding the mystery of howsuperconductivity, an exotic state that allows electricity to be conducted with zero resistance, occurs in certain materials. Physicists worldwide are on a ...

  • 23 Dec 2015

    Merck scientists gain insight into cancer treatment

    A team of scientists at Merck in Kenilworth, NJ have used the Canadian Light Source facilities to collect data used to determine the structure of a brand new cancer-treating antibody, providing an unprecedented level of detail. The antibody, pembrolizumab, works by increasing the ability of the ...

  • 17 Dec 2015

    Sub-zero bacteria from Canada’s north could indicate life on Mars

    Bacteria found to survive at extreme cold temperatures are giving scientists the hope that they will find life in outer space, either on Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, or Saturn’s moon Enseladus. On a research expedition to Ellesmere Island, McGill University Professor Lyle Whyte was not ...

  • 20 Nov 2015

    CLS joins PTRC to Find Solutions for Oil Industry

    Innovation Saskatchewan and the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) today announced funding for an innovative research collaboration headed by the University of Calgary and employing the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon. The project is unique in heavy oil research, since it will be ...

  • 18 Nov 2015

    Diagnosing osteoarthritis before it appears

    U of A, U of S researchers identify early signs of bone disease using synchrotron Arthritis is the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada, with osteoarthritis being the most common form of the disease. It is estimated that 14.2 per cent of Canadians suffer from ...

  • 05 Nov 2015

    Tackling mill effluent treatment with chemistry

    Saskatoon student models mill processes for a cleaner future Jared Robertson grew up admiring the Canadian Light Source synchrotron from afar. Today, the University of Saskatchewan student uses it to address some of the uranium industry’s most pressing questions "It's been exciting to do ...

  • 21 Oct 2015

    Putting a stop to deadly brain wasting diseases

    Prion research provides insight into mad cow, chronic wasting disease Chronic Wasting Disease threatens populations of mule deer, white tail deer and elk throughout the prairies, and scientists are working hard towards finding a solution Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk, like ...

  • 06 Oct 2015

    Blocking African sleeping sickness’ tiny culprit

    SASKATOON – A tsetse fly bites a girl. She becomes itchy, feverish, and her joints ache. Weeks later, she loses coordination and some sensation in her limbs. It becomes difficult to think, to sleep.  This is what it feels like when you have African trypanosomiasis, better known as sleeping ...

  • 23 Sep 2015

    Splitting water into hydrogen fuel

    Synchrotron used to observe future renewable energy catalyst In an era of increasing energy demands, scientists are searching for the holy grail of chemistry: a way to use renewable resources, like solar power, to split water into hydrogen fuel. When hydrogen is used as a fuel, it leaves ...

  • 25 Aug 2015

    Building a better vaccine

    Breaking down whooping cough infections Like many infectious diseases, whooping cough is extremely hard to treat, but scientists using the Canadian Light Source may have found a new way to treat and vaccinate for this deadly disease. The bacteria that cause whooping cough form a protective ...

  • 18 Aug 2015

    New synchrotron imaging technique reveals how cystic fibrosis makes lungs vulnerable to infection

    SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan researchers working at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron have developed a new imaging technique that reveals a hitherto unknown component of the immune system in the lungs, one that promises insights that could benefit cystic fibrosis patients. ...

  • 29 Jul 2015

    CLS Key Partner in Major Food Security Research Grant

    The Canada First Research Excellence Fund has awarded the University of Saskatchewan $37.2 million over 7 years for global food security research. The Canadian Light Source is a major partner in this project, providing unique imaging capabilities to advance agricultural leadership. The funding, ...

  • 23 Jul 2015

    Tracking breast cancer before it grows

    Developing early detection and treatment options for cancer Saroj Kumar is developing techniques to harness infrared light to detect cancer signatures before any physical changes occur, and to improve treatments for breast cancer patients. This and other images are available for use on ...

  • 16 Jul 2015

    The dirt on Saskatchewan soil

    Master's student Kendra Purton receives Harry Toop Memorial Prize in Scientific Writing and the U of S Graduate Thesis Award SASKATOON - Whether from a field, grassland, or even the forest, Kendra Purton is finding remarkable similarities in soils across a section of Saskatchewan - a result that ...

  • 04 Jun 2015

    Forward-thinking on mine tailings

    AREVA Resources Canada using synchrotron to study traces of molybdenum AREVA Resources Canada, in partnership with University of Saskatchewan researchers, has recently completed a major study on the long-term health of their uranium mill tailings at McClean Lake. "Our partnership with the U ...

  • 03 Jun 2015

    Physicists map electron structure of superconductivity's 'doppelgänger'

    SASKATOON / VANCOUVER - Physicists have painted an in-depth portrait of charge ordering-an electron self-organization regime in high-temperature superconductors that may be intrinsically intertwined with superconductivity itself. In two complementary studies-published in Nature Materials this ...

  • 26 May 2015

    Nanosilver and the future of antibiotics

    Precious metals like silver and gold have biomedical properties that have been used for centuries, but how do these materials effectively combat the likes of cancer and bacteria without contaminating the patient and the environment? These are the questions that researchers from Dalhousie ...

  • 22 May 2015

    From plant matter to jet fuel

    Streamlining the production of ultraclean fuel Plant materials are one of the oldest renewable energy sources, and today scientists are working to produce ultra-clean fuels from them using refined chemical techniques, work made possible by Canadian Light Source techniques. University of ...

  • 08 May 2015

    Revealing a dead man's story through his bones

    Little is known about the Royal Naval Hospital’s cemetery in Antigua, and with little but the bones themselves to go on, researchers turn to synchrotron imaging to uncover the histories of the men buried there. The Naval Hospital served naval personnel, enslaved labourers, and the general ...

  • 01 May 2015

    Tackling transfusion with a universal blood type

    Researchers have developed a technique to turn nearly any blood into a universal type resembling O-type blood, a development which could transform blood transfusion and human health. Stephen Withers and David Kwan, University of British Columbia researchers, used a technique called directed ...

  • 28 Apr 2015

    Cause of wheat resistance to scab discovered

    Synchrotron research could give rise to better yields and varieties A nasty disease that can wreak havoc on wheat crops has been identified by scientists, allowing plant breeders to develop better varieties with higher yields for farmers. Known as Fusarium head blight, FHB is a fungus t ...

  • 16 Apr 2015

    Revolutionary Catalyst Discovered

    Metal-organic-frameworks provide new tool for industry Researchers have developed a new catalyst material that outperforms benchmarks and opens the door to significant advances in petroleum refinement and industrial applications. It’s an industry first, and there’s plenty of room to b ...

  • 07 Apr 2015

    A brighter future after stroke

    SASKATOON – There’s a stroke every 10 minutes in Canada. Of those, about 10-15 per cent are triggered by arterial ruptures and uncontrolled bleeding in the brain, and are incredibly devastating. These are the strokes that University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Mark Hackett studies, with ...

  • 24 Mar 2015

    Temperature increases affecting crop yields

    Scientists discover the ‘why’ of heat tolerance in peas SASKATOON – A recent collaboration between the Canadian Light Source and the University of Saskatchewan Plant Science Department is proving the potential for molecular imaging in plant research that could produce greater yields, h ...

  • 24 Mar 2015

    A new take on tackling malaria

    April 25 is World Malaria Day, and the Canadian Light Source is celebrating the work of young researcher Dr. Michelle (Tonkin) Parker. As a graduate student in Prof. Martin Boulanger’s research group at the University of Victoria, she’s published more than 10 papers related to the basis of ...

  • 19 Mar 2015

    Superconductivity breakthroughs

    SASKATOON – The Canadian research community on high-temperature superconductivity continues to lead this exciting scientific field with groundbreaking results coming hot on the heels of big theoretical questions. The latest breakthrough, which will be published March 20 in Science, answers a ...

  • 13 Mar 2015

    Biofuels and chemicals that don’t cut into the food supply

    Scientists harness enzymes to break down tough cell walls SASKATOON – Emma Master’s team spent the last two years studying plant cell walls, the part of the cell that gives trees and other flora their structural strength. The wall itself is built from a tight complex of sugars and p ...

  • 26 Feb 2015

    Making teeth tough

    Beavers show ways to improve our enamel EVANSTON, Ill. --- Beavers don’t brush their teeth, and they don’t drink fluoridated water, but a new Northwestern University study, with data collected at the Canadian Light Source, reports beavers do have protection against tooth decay built into t ...

  • 18 Feb 2015

    Bringing high tech down to earth

    Soils and fertilizers on the cutting edge SASKATOON – 2015 is the International Year of the Soils. Healthy soils are vital to sustainable food systems, clean lakes, verdant forests, and the health of our planet. In honour of the occasion, we offer you a profile of a scientist committed to s ...

  • 05 Feb 2015

    Imitating plant cells to build tiny reactors

    SASKATOON – Living cells are a hive of activity, full of tiny structures making proteins, breaking down junk, and creating energy. All of this happens through a series of chemical reactions made possible largely because of the humble cell wall.  “If you remove the cell wall, keeping exactly ...

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Charge ordering phenomenon discovered in electron-doped high-temperature superconductors

    SASKATOON – Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, physicists have detected charge ordering for the first time in electron-doped copper-oxide (cuprate) superconductors, as reported today in Science. The discovery comes as a great surprise, as past research created the expectation that ...

  • 15 Jan 2015

    Preserving genetic diversity

    SASKATOON – Muhammad Anzar, a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is an expert in cryopreservation — you know, freezing living matter to cheat death.  His work is more careful than comic book, with a focus not on preserving full organisms but the very germs of life: ...

  • 09 Jan 2015

    Biomedicine: worth its weight in nanogold

    SASKATOON – Peng Zhang is excited about gold, and you should be too. In particular, he’s excited about nanogold, structures of a handful of atoms measuring only a few nanometers in diameter. Zhang, a researcher at Dalhousie University, and Canadian Light Source synchrotron user, has a unique ...

  • 20 Nov 2014

    Advancements in battery technology shaping the future of electric vehicles

    SASKATOON – Scientists at the Canadian Light Source are on the forefront of battery technology using cheaper materials with higher energy and better recharging rates that make them ideal for electric vehicles (EVs). The switch from conventional internal combustion engines to EVs is well ...

  • 14 Nov 2014

    CLS announces first shipment of medical isotopes

    SASKATOON – Scientists at the Canadian Light Source have announced the first shipment of medical isotopes produced in its dedicated linear accelerator. The Medical Isotope Project (MIP) facility at the CLS is the first of its kind in the world, relying on powerful X-rays to produce the ...

  • 05 Nov 2014

    In the bank

    CLS crystallography scientists celebrate 500 protein structures SASKATOON – The Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF) has announced the successful solution of 500 protein structures using the Canadian Light Source. The 3-D structures of proteins can be determined using p ...

  • 30 Oct 2014

    Developing the battery of the future

    CLS scientists explore novel experimental techniques, materials SASKATOON – The search for the next generation of batteries has led researchers at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to try new methods and materials that could lead to the development of safer, cheaper, more powerful, and l ...

  • 22 Sep 2014

    Implications for the fate of green fertilizers

    Scientists surprised at what they find after a closer look using synchrotron SASKATOON – The use of green fertilizers is a practice that has been around since humans first began growing food, but researchers are warning that modern techniques for the creation of these fertilizers could h ...

  • 09 Sep 2014

    Exploring the next generation of computing materials

    SASKATOON – As computer chips continue to get smaller and more powerful, the field of electronics is approaching some severe limits. “Once a device becomes too small it falls prey to the strange laws of the quantum world,” says University of Saskatchewan researcher Neil Johnson, who is ...

  • 22 Aug 2014

    An interesting glimpse into how future state-of-the-art electronics might work

    SASKATOON – Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, scientists have developed a new, cutting-edge technique enabling them to visualize the inner-workings of electronics. This research is opening the door for a wide-range of opportunities for advanced nanoelectronics and devices. It ...

  • 14 Aug 2014

    Foldable tablets, wrap-around TVs, and the next generation of electronics

    Research gives further insight into graphene-based devices SASKATOON – Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room in your home.  “Graphene” by AlexanderAlUS Graphene is a s ...

  • 05 Aug 2014

    Stronger, better solar cells

    SASKATOON – There remains a lot to learn on the frontiers of solar power research, particularly when it comes to new advanced materials which could change how we harness energy. Under the guidance of Canada Research Chair in Materials Science with Synchrotron Radiation, Dr. Alexander Moewes, ...

  • 18 Jun 2014

    Wrong place at the right time

    Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society SASKATOON – Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves. These burial sites are a treasure trove for archeologists and ...

  • 14 May 2014

    Advancements in uranium-driven energy

    SASKATOON – Clean electricity generated from uranium is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2.5 billion tonnes a year. Now, scientists working at the Canadian Light Source are working to make uranium use even cleaner. Uranium today provides almost a fifth of the world’s ...

  • 30 Apr 2014

    G. Michael Bancroft Award winner announced

    SASKATOON – Every year the Canadian Light Source presents the G. Michael Bancroft PhD Thesis Award to a graduate student with the strongest published work using data collected at the synchrotron. The award for the best published thesis during the 2013 calendar year has been given to Riccardo ...

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Soil science group publishes CLS's 1000th peer-reviewed paper

    The Canadian Light Source Synchrotron in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has just hit a major milestone. University of Saskatchewan researchers Courtney Phillips and Derek Peak, along with the CLS Spherical Grating Monochromator (SGM) beamline scientist, Tom Regier, recently published the 1,000th ...

  • 24 Mar 2014

    Milestone for Canada’s synchrotron

    SASKATOON – The Canadian Light Source Synchrotron has hit a major milestone. University of Saskatchewan researchers Courtney Phillips and Derek Peak, along with the CLS Spherical Grating Monochromator (SGM) beamline scientist, Tom Regier, recently published the 1,000th peer-reviewed paper to come ...

  • 06 Mar 2014

    Say 'cheese'

    New look at embryonic teeth could prevent problems later in life A new 3D imaging technique could help prevent teeth and jaw problems through early intervention by identifying incoming wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, and malocclusion - all before they have time to start. The findings lay the g ...

  • 19 Feb 2014

    Seeing a solution to cleaner oil

    New research will reduce environmental impact of recovery SASKATOON – Scientists from the Canadian Light Source and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures have embarked on a research project that is changing what we know about oil recovery and could result in more environmentally efficient m ...

  • 18 Feb 2014

    Revealing the Role of Catalysts in Carbon nanotubes and nanofibers by Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy

    The identification of effective components on the atomic scale in carbon nanomaterials which improve the performance in various applications remains outstanding challenges. Here the catalyst residues in individual carbon nanotube (CNT) and carbon nanofiber (CNF) were clearly imaged with a ...

  • 06 Feb 2014

    Quinoa reveals secrets at the genetic level

    Research will help to develop new ‘ancient’ grain varieties for Canadian growth SASKATOON – Protein-rich quinoa is poised to become a major cash crop for Canadian agriculture and new research will help scientists develop new varieties of the ‘ancient grain’ better suited for our c ...

  • 03 Feb 2014

    Researchers find novel approach for controlling deadly C. difficile hospital infections

    Llama-derived antibodies open door to development of new treatment CALGARY – Using data collected at the Canadian Light Source, researchers have revealed the first molecular views showing how antibodies derived from llamas may provide a new method for controlling the highly infectious ...

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