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Aggressive Drug Therapies May Be Aiding Superbug Evolution

New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria, and even cancer. “The universally accepted strategy of aggressive medication to kill all targeted disease pathogens has the problematic consequence of giving any drug-resistant disease pathogens that are present the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University: Cod Resurging in Canadian Waters

Cod and other groundfish populations off the east coast of Canada are showing signs of recovery more than 20 years after the fisheries collapsed in the early 1990s, according to research published today in Nature. “This early-stage recovery represents a long ecological transition for an ecosystem that was pushed out of balance and that is… Keep Reading

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Modified Metals Could Detect Carbon Monoxide Leaks, Exposed Food

Modified metals that change colour in the presence of particular gases could warn consumers if packaged food has been exposed to air or if there’s a carbon monoxide leak at home. This finding by Queen’s University researchers could potentially influence the production of both industrial and commercial air quality sensors. “We initially found out by… Keep Reading

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Tonight, Kingstonians Can “Stand Up for Solar”

Tonight, Thursday July 21, Kingston area residents are invited to participate in an important discussion that directly impacts the local community. SWITCH (bringing new life to energy) is hosting a presentation and discussion given by Stand Up for SOLAR, an initiative of The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), about the positive benefits and impacts of… Keep Reading

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Performance Plants Inc Licenses Technology for Chinese Agriculture

Performance Plants Inc. (“PPI”), a leading global agricultural biotechnology provider with its R&D facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has entered into a commercial licensing agreement in corn and a four-year R&D collaborative licensing agreement in rice and soybean with a leading Chinese agricultural company Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd (DBN). DBN is a leader… Keep Reading

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Brain Chemical Pinpointed as Possible Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Researchers at Queen’s University have pinpointed the action of a particular brain chemical in a specific area of the brain as key in regulating anxiety. “We hope our finding will help pave the way for developing more selective treatments for anxiety disorders,” says Janet Menard, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Menard’s team… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Trained Neuroscientist Awarded Best in Europe

Henrik Mouritsen has been recognized as the best young European neuroscientist under the age of forty at a recent awards ceremony in Germany. Dr. Mouritsen spent three years, 1999 – 2002, as a postdoctoral fellow in Queen’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience Studies. His recognized research is a continuation of work he began… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Developed Solar Technology Certified in U.S. and Canada

A breakthrough solar photovoltaic technology has been awarded certification for use in Canada and the United States. The technology, a compact solar microinverter, enables more reliable, efficient power generation from solar PV systems. Microinverters are the heart of solar installations, converting direct current, harvested by the panel, into alternating current compatible with the electric utility… Keep Reading

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KFL&A: Swimming Not Recommended at Rotary Park Beach

Routine water samples taken this year by KFL&A Public Health at Rotary Park beach have exceeded the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards for bathing beaches. The beach therefore will be posted as “Not Recommended for Swimming” until testing demonstrates that the bacteriological conditions have returned to acceptable levels. “We have enhanced our monitoring and will… Keep Reading

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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

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