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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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KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 22, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development was in Toronto on July 20 with Mayor Mark Gerretsen to meet with the provincial Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and senior representatives from a company looking at expanding operations in Kingston. The company, which is involved in water technology,… Keep Reading

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Positive Sporting Experience Key for Child’s Development

A cohesive team environment, assessing one’s own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for children to have a positive developmental experience playing team sports. “There’s a lot more to sport than the idea of winning and losing and developing physical skills,” explains Jean Côté,… Keep Reading

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BGen Tremblay Assumes Command of RMC

This past Thursday, Brigadier-General (BGen) Eric Tremblay assumed command of Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC),  from Commodore (Cmdre) William Truelove during a change of command ceremony on the grounds of the historic institution. The ceremony was presided over by Major-General (MGen) Pierre Forgues, Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy. “Today we salute the outgoing… Keep Reading

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Kingston Area Recycling Centre Offering Tours

This Saturday, July 23, the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan’s Lane will be holding tours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come see what happens to the materials you put in your Grey and Blue Boxes – including the seven tractor trailer loads (78 tonnes) of plastic diverted from landfill since the… 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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KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 15, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to host the official signing ceremony for Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), a leading global agricultural biotechnology provider with R&D facilities in Kingston, who has entered into a commercial licensing agreement in corn and a four-year R&D collaborative licensing agreement in rice and soybean with… 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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Bicycle Lane Sharrows to Be Added in Kingston

Bicycle Sharrow symbols are being painted on streets in Kingston to provide cyclists with cycling line-of-travel guidance and to remind motorists to share the road. The addition of these sharrows, which are the latest enhancement to the City’s cycling network, are to be completed in stages over the next couple of weeks. As the work… 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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