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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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Female Engineering Students Rising at Queen’s University

After spending the past few years encouraging women to enter engineering, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has seen the number of female incoming students jump. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I think we are seeing a real trend and not a blip,” says Lynann Clapham, the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Academic. Two years ago, the incoming… 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 Students Win Silver in Safe Design Competition

A team of chemical engineering undergrads recently won silver in a Canada-wide safe design competition. Jeremy Langburt, Wilson McKinnon, Kevin Smiley and Jesse Williams-Kovacs received $1,500 for their detailed analysis of process hazards and risk mitigation measures associated with the design of a bio diesel production facility. “Winning the second-place award and $1,500, although secondary… Keep Reading

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Kingston Humanitarian Returns to Haiti

Kingston’s Tammy Babcock has returned again to the Cité Soleil slums of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where she has been providing medical and other humanitarian aid since before the devastating earthquake in January. In a message sent to Facebook supporters, she described arriving in the country at an airport crowded with luggage carts pushed by hot… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Reunion to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Basketball

Queen’s Women’s Basketball celebrates 100 years this fall. Past players,referees, coaches and fans are all invited back to campus September 18-19 for the centenary reunion. The event includes an exhibition game against McGill, an “alumni vs. alumni” game, and a banquet dinner. Here’s a look back at the team’s beginnings.The December 1, 1910 issue of… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeking Hosts for Arriving International Students

For two decades, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has been running a volunteer host program that makes the transition a little easier for many international students. The Centre is again seeking volunteer hosts for these students when they arrive in Kingston this fall. “It’s quite an important moment, arriving to Kingston and on campus,”… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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Restored Gaskin Lion Unveiled in MacDonald Park

On July 9th, Kingston’s landmark Gaskin Lion revealed the facelift he received for his 100th birthday. The League of Ukrainian-Canadians of Kingston donated the money for this restoration as a way to also celebrate the club’s own 100th anniversary this year. A number of presenters spoke to the crowd attending the ceremony, including Councillor Dorothy… Keep Reading

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Photos of the 401 Accident near Kingston

Friday afternoon, a 90 km long police chase resulted in a one vehicle accident on the 401 near HWY 38 – under the Westbrook Road underpass –  where police vehicles were used to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of his truck. His vehicle struck the guard rail and rolled over, discharging contraband… Keep Reading

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