Genomics Blog
Posted on: November 21, 2014 9:50 AM
Disappearing Copper - Genomics Could Solve a Mystery Happening Downstream
Media Release, November 19, 2014. The licence to operate a mine has become more and more onerous, with mine development companies having to seriously consider the safety of the surrounding community and environment before putting a shovel in the...
Posted on: November 17, 2014 9:57 AM
U of L Appoints Dr. Nehal Thakor as its Fourth CAIP Chair
Media Release, November 17, 2014. Dr. Nehalkumar (Nehal) Thakor’s research into the regulation of gene expression has implications for many fields, from biofuel production to cancer treatment. Thakor, a microbiologist, brings his expertise in...
Posted on: November 17, 2014 7:35 AM
U of L iGEM Team Earns Gold in Boston Competition
Media Release, November 14, 2014. On the strength of a project that may one day lead to a new cell therapy to repair damaged neurons in the brain, the University of Lethbridge iGEM (international genetically engineered machine) team was awarded a...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: November 16, 2014 4:02 PM
Taking the Mystery out of Genomics
I gave my mom a hand feeding the cows yesterday and as we waited for the stragglers to arrive before rolling out grain, we started talking about genetics, and the pros and cons of bringing in another...
Posted on: November 24, 2014 1:40 PM
Zombie prions and the fight to slay their diseases
Until recently science thought all infectious diseases in animals and humans were caused by living organisms, namely bacteria, viruses and fungi. In other words, infectious disease was caused by a living entity that contained DNA or at the very least...
Posted on: November 23, 2014 6:46 AM
Ongoing work to eradicate scrapie a light in the tunnel of TSEs
I’ve had quite a few conversations in the last few weeks about the science behind transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) such as mad cow and chronic wasting disease, but it wasn’t until a cow/calf producer recently asked me...
Posted on: November 16, 2014 4:02 PM
Taking the Mystery out of Genomics
I gave my mom a hand feeding the cows yesterday and as we waited for the stragglers to arrive before rolling out grain, we started talking about genetics, and the pros and cons of bringing in another breed to the operation. The whole ordeal got me...
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