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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 …

Press Release

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 …

Awards

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.

Community

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. …

Network Profile

Alberta startup to develop new diagnostics for prostate cancer

Technology bridges oncology and glycomics with discovery of novel cancer-specific sugar A new biotechnology spinoff with roots in a GlycoNet project is planning to capitalize …

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Making strides towards an improved screening test for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the thirdleading cause of death from cancer for men in Canada, but a new GlycoNet technology may help catch lethal prostate cancer …

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Using ‘undercover’ molecular probes to detect breast cancer

A GlycoNet researcher has developed specialized molecules that will allow for more accurate and precise detection of breast cancer, by having the molecules pose as …

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GlycoNet researchers target dangerous proteins found in cancer cells

For several decades, researchers have known that a class of proteins called galectins has been linked to the spread of cancer, but attempts to create …

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