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Research with made-in-Canada molecule targets fungal infections worldwide

GlycoNet project uses drug-like molecules that block attachment of cell surface glycoproteins to tackle big health problem


New high-throughput robotic facility opens at Simon Fraser University

Walk by the Faculty of Science’s newest facility and you will likely witness a dozen robotic instruments working in synchronicity within a sterile glass chamber. …

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Researchers identifying new markers for Parkinson’s disease

By Sarath Peiris for the University of Saskatchewan An estimated 55,000 Canadians over age 18 have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, characterized by symptoms such …

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GlycoNet, partners fund $3.5 million in health research

Grants awarded to 36 researchers across 18 institutions Canada-wide

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Radical new technology prevents ‘freezer burn’ in cells, tissues

Edmonton & Ottawa-based startup offers game-changing product for cryopreservation process

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Why studying sugars matters in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

GlycoNet research project approach is unique worldwide

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Harnessing the power of plants

Using plant-made enzymes to treat and diagnose lysosomal storage diseases

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Measuring and increasing enzyme activity may hold the key to treating Parkinson’s disease

While the causes of Parkinson’s disease are not yet fully understood, recent research has pointed to a mutant gene with a link to carbohydrates, and …

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PlantForm research partnership receives GlycoNet grant

GUELPH, Ont., Dec. 13, 2017—A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and scientists at Ryerson University and the University of Victoria has been awarded a GlycoNet Collaborative Team Grant …


GlycoNet Investigator develops first-of-its-kind heart transplant procedure that can open the door for hundreds more

Dr. Lori West was named the recipient of ASTech Foundation’s 2017 Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science Award.


GlycoNet investigator Dr. Alexey Pshezhetsky to lead new Sanfilippo research laboratory

From CHUSJ.org An exceptional gift to support the CHU Sainte-Justine expertise and excellence in Sanfilippo disease research Montréal, November 8, 2017 – Today the CHU Sainte-Justine …

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Working towards more effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

More Canadians suffer from inflammatory bowel disease than anywhere else in the world, yet current treatments often have debilitating side effects and aren’t always effective. …


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