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Genome Canada, Gnome Qubec and Universit de Montral launch P3G Consortium and CARTaGENE Project

...... Montral, May 22, 2007 The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, and Mr. Raymond Bachand, Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export, and Minister of Tourism, along with Dr. Martin Godbout, President and CEO of Genome Canada, Mr. Paul L'Archevque, President and CEO of Gnome Qubec, and Mr. Luc Vinet, Rector of the Universit de Montral, today announced $34.5...

Canada's new government launches ecoEnergy technology initiative

...... ... "Canada is an emerging energy superpower," said Minister Lunn. "But our real challenge is to be a clean-energy superpower. To do this, we must address the fact tha...

Canada's new government invests $200M in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

... "This outbreak is a major threat to the economy and the communities of British Columbia," said the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources. "With this program, we'll be working with the Province of British Columbia...

Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston establishes first affiliate in Canada

... The new Joslin Affiliate is an Education Affiliate, so all of Joslin's premier education programs and services are shared with the institution. This will complement the endocrine services offered by Dr. Farrukh Khan a board-certified endocrinologist who serves as medical d...

Report highlights change in Canada's forests

... ...... GATINEAU -- Challenge and change are central to our forest sector, according to The State of Canada's Forests 20052006 report. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, presented the report today at the National Forest Congress. ... ..."The report's theme of industry competitiveness is well chosen," said Minister Lunn. "Canada's forest industry has reacted decis...

Report: Canada's Yellowstone too small for wildlife

TORONTO A new scientific report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a 110-year-old science-based conservation organization, says that Northwest Territories' Nahanni National Park Reserve one of Canada's most beloved and storied national parks is too small to maintain its nearly pristine population of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall's sheep.... According to the report, which looked at more t...

Creating new insight into HIV-AIDS virus wins Canada's top student biotech prize

Research by a 16-year-old Ottawa-area student that contributes new insights into the workings of the HIV-AIDS virus has earned top prize in the 2006 National sanofi-aventis biotech challenge, announced today in a ceremony at the National Research Council....... Grade 11 student James McLeod bested 12 fellow regional finalists from across Canada with a study into how the HIV/AIDS virus attacks spe...

Workshop: Canada's Leadership in International Innovation

Dr. Arthur Carty, Canada's National Science Advisor, the President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Dr. Suzanne Fortier and the Vice President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Suzanne Corbeil, are honoured to participate with four of Canada's leading researchers in "The Road to the Future: Canada's Leadership in International Innovation", a workshop to be held a...

Using satellite observations to investigate 'greening' trends across Canada and Alaska

Recent research results from scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center suggest that 'greening' has begun to decline in the high latitude forested areas of North America. The work, which represents an important advance by incorporating the full extent of the latest satellite observational record to document unique vegetation responses to climatic warming, and then projecting those trends forwa...

Mount Sinai Hospital researcher develops Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

A senior scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital has developed Canada's first two human embryonic stem cell lines, giving researchers across the country new potential and hope for eventually discovering treatments and cures for many chronic and fatal diseases. ...... "My hope and the hope of my world-class laboratory team is that our step of developing the first Canadian embryonic stem cell lines wil...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

Montreal, 30 May 2005--The McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal is pleased to announce the first successful birth in Canada resulting from frozen eggs. A team led by Professor Seang Lin Tan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Director of the McGill Reproductive Centre at the MUHC in Montreal confirmed the birth of a healthy baby boy, weighi...

Queen's biologist awarded Canada's top science prize

Queen's Biology Professor John Smol has received the country's top science award the prestigious Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC)....... This is the second consecutive year that the distinguished national award has been won by a researcher from Queen's. Last year's Herzberg Medal went to sub-atomic physicist Art McDonald, leader of the inter...

Arctic mystery no longer: Dinosaurs walked Canada's great north

Hans Larsson, a McGill University palaeontologist (located in Montreal, Canada), has found physical proof that Canada's Arctic regions once had a Jurassic era. Scientists have suspected that dinosaurs lived in Canada's great north eons ago, yet it remained an unproven theory, since no bones had ever been uncovered....... Not anymore. Larsson has discovered tyrannosaurus dinosaur bones, which unti...
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