SEDRD Prof Discusses Farmers, Internet Access on CTV’s Your Morning

Prof. Helen Hambly Odame, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, was interviewed on CTV’s Your Morning Dec. 21. Along with a representative of Grain Farmers of Ontario, she spoke about precision agriculture and rural connectivity, and the importance of high-speed Internet access for farmers. Hambly Odame studies agricultural innovation systems, high-speed Internet in rural …

DNA Barcoding Making Headlines

DNA barcoding and U of G integrative biology professor Paul Hebert were the focus of a story that aired on CBC’s Radio Canada International Dec. 20. Hebert was the first scientist to propose that a short DNA sequence be used to identify species. He called the system DNA barcoding, analogous to how retail products are …

Hops Library Featured in National Post

An initiative by the Department of Plant Agriculture to compile, save and efficiently distribute important Canadian hop varieties was featured in the National Post Dec. 15. Prof. Praveen Saxena said the team aims to create a genetic library to propagate on demand high-quality hops for brewing beer. Saxena and his colleagues will produce clones of cultivars …

OVC Cancer Research Making Headlines

Research at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer was the subject of a CTV story Dec. 15. The story featured work by Prof. Paul Woods, Clinical Studies, on osteocarsoma in dogs. Woods is helping to run a clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. This …

Research on Healing After Heart Attack Featured in American Heart Association Journal

A research program led by biomedical sciences professor Tami Martino, director of the U of G Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations, was featured Dec. 7 in Circulation, a top cardiovascular disease-prevention journal produced by the American Heart Association. Martino’s research into the best time to give a recovery drug to patients was discussed in the report, …

Space Technology Could Solve Deep-Frying Problem, Prof Tells CBC News

Smelly odours from deep fryers could vanish thanks to space technology research. Food Science professor Alejandro Marangoni discussed the topic with CBC News Dec. 1. He said  sticky, fatty molecules created through deep-frying enable smells to stick to clothing and hair. He said new deep-fryer technology would also improve safety for employees of restaurants, fast-food outlets and …