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World Health Organization Awards Medizone International’s AsepticSure Technology

Medizone International’s disinfection technology, AsepticSure, has won an esteemed international award for innovation at a competition held at the World Health Organization’s first International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland.  It was one of only three (out of fifty-five entered) research projects in the competition to receive an “Innovation Award of… Keep Reading


Kingston Doctor to Lead Hospital Wait Time Alliance

Christopher Simpson has been elected as the incoming chair of the Wait Time Alliance (WTA), a federation of 14 medical and surgical specialty societies whose members are concerned about delayed access to care for their patients. The WTA issued a new report this month warning that timely access to specialized health care in Canada is… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Queen’s University Biological Station Open House

Experience a diverse ecosystem in the wilderness, participate in hands-on activities and interact with students and researchers from across the globe at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) annual open house this weekend. “It’s a really interactive, collaborative day that’s fun for both adults and kids,” says QUBS interim director Stephen Lougheed. “It’s also an… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Develops Diagnostic Test for IIH Childhood Disease

A breakthrough in genetic research has uncovered the defect behind a rare hereditary children’s disease that inhibits the body’s ability to break down vitamin D. This discovery has led researchers to develop the first genetic and biochemical tests that positively identify the disease. Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia (IIH) is among the top ten most common inherited… Keep Reading


Plastics Recycling Plant Opens Using Green Technology

A “green” research discovery by Queen’s University chemistry professor Philip Jessop underlies the new technology to be used at a plastics recycling company launched today in Mississauga, Ontario. Unlike conventional systems, the green solvent technology developed by Dr. Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, does not require energy-intensive distillation. The new plant will be… Keep Reading


Researchers to Grow Tomatoes with Industrial Waste Heat

Waste heat produced by Canada’s industrial plants could be harnessed to heat greenhouses for growing fresh fruit and vegetables, according to Queen’s University researchers. Necessary measures for ensuring the cleanliness of the heat and carbon dioxide emissions for greenhouse use also has the potential to reduce the cost of industries’ emissions compliance for future legislation.… Keep Reading


Proposed Breast Cancer Treatment Uses Approved Diabetic Drug

A protein activated by certain drugs already approved for treating Type II diabetes may slow or stop the spread of breast tumors. “It’s possible that these diabetes drugs could ultimately be used, alone or in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, to treat some forms of breast cancer,” says Chris Nicol, an assistant professor in the… Keep Reading


New Bladder Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Clinical trials for a new bladder cancer therapy show promising interim results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. “I am optimistic about the results of the trial,” says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen’s… Keep Reading


Queen’s Students Win Eco-Friendly House Design Competition

Students from the Queen’s Solar Design Team (QSDT) have won the first-ever Home Sweet Home Student Challenge, a provincial sustainable home design competition. “We wanted to design a home that was beautiful, very simplistic, and required very low energy input,” says team member Adrian Brett (School of Urban and Regional Planning). “We wanted to go… Keep Reading

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