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Dick Mathison has 395 articles published.

Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston Area

Monday, August 30, 2010 — With hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days in the KFL&A area, KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Heat Warning—a level 2 heat alert as part of KFL&A Public Health’s Extreme Heat Health Response Plan. A Heat Warning is issued when the weather is forecast to be 36°C… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Quantum Chess Pawns Computer AI

Researchers at the School of Computing at Queen’s University have come up with a version of chess that puts people and machines on equal footing. Called Quantum Chess, it throws the conventional rules of chess out the window. Long considered the ultimate game of strategy,  the best computers – like IBM’s Deep Blue – are… Keep Reading

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Blue-Green Algae Toxins Found in Cataraqui River

Less than two weeks after blue-green algae was discovered in the Cataraqui River, The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that test results now reveal the presence of toxins associated with the algae. Ed Gardner, Environmental Health Manager with the KFL&A Public Health, said those results are not unexpected and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Study St. Lawrence and Yangtze Rivers

Students from seven Canadian universities and two Chinese universities are taking part in a Queen’s-led exchange that studies the human impact on two of the world’s greatest rivers – the St. Lawrence and the Yangtze. “There are not many courses like this in Canada,” says Queen’s biology professor Yuxiang Wang, who teaches the course alongside… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Links Protein to Viral Infections

Queen’s University researchers have discovered an important link in combating inflammatory diseases and viral infections that include HIV. The team determined that a protein secreted by immune system cells increases the inflammatory immunity response. Inflammation can often cause autoimmune diseases to worsen or degrade the immune system’s fight against microbial infection. The IL-27 protein was… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Reveals Wealth Predicts Cancer Survival

According to a recent Queen’s University study, poorer cancer patients have an increased chance of dying prematurely from the disease than wealthier ones. The University researchers analyzed all cases of breast, colon, rectal, non-small-cell lung, cervical, and laryngeal cancer diagnosed in the province between 2003 and 2007, as reported by the Ontario Cancer Registry. Those… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.6 million for Breast Cancer Research

Queen’s University Pathology and Molecular Medicine Department’s Dr. Peter Greer has received $1.6 million for two research projects to develop new treatments for slowing tumour growth in breast cancer. Dr. Greer stated in a University release that they have worked on those projects for several years and were delighted that both grants were renewed in… Keep Reading

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