Sweeter dreams are on the horizon thanks to a Halifax researcher and entrepreneurHamed Hanafi is a busy researcher these days. During the week, the Dalhousie University postdoc is interning with a Halifax-based medical company through a Mitacs Accelerate research project. During the evenings and weekends, he’s pursuing a personal goal of becoming an entrepreneur and getting a passion project off the ground.
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The science of decision-makingTests. We’ve all had to take them. From multiple choice to those dreaded long-answer questions, it’s an unfortunate reality we must all face. But what if there were a technology that could help treat test anxiety and enhance your decision-making skills under pressure?
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Taking a close look at familiar facesHospital emergency rooms face many challenges including overcrowding due, in part, to repeat visitors. Some are patients with mental health issues or addictions who return because they don’t know where else to go during a crisis. But ERs aren’t always the best places for them.
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Biotechnology partnership transforms safety in blood donation processingIn the early 1980s, the Canadian health care system was shaken by the tainted blood scandal. The problem saw thousands of Canadians infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood transfusions. From there, new protocols for screening and handling blood products were enacted to prevent the spread of these diseases through blood donation programs.
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Previous Alberta floods to provide essential data for prediction softwareThe devastating impacts of flooding are widely understood, but for Mitacs Globalink intern Ashwini Petchiappan they hit close to home. Ashwini and her family were living in Mumbai when the city experienced a catastrophic flood in 2005.
2015 Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation: Pamela Ovadje, University of WindsorPamela Ovadje, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Windsor is the recipient of the Mitacs Postdoctoral Award for Outstanding Innovation.
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Sensitizing compounds for cancer-treating viruses find new use in vaccine productionRozanne’s research into vaccine production attracted the interest of new industry partners. As a result, a new Mitacs Elevate fellow at the University of Ottawa is now furthering her research into viral sensitizers and vaccine production.