As the leading cause of birth defects, cytomegalovirus (CMV) affects more children than Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Down Syndrome and infects up to 90 percent of adults worldwide. Typically unnoticed in healthy people, CMV can be life-threatening for the immunocompromised, which includes persons infected with HIV, organ transplant recipients and most commonly, newborn infants.
Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Ahiflower® oil is a plant-based omega-3 rich dietary oil available from PEI-based Nature's Crops International (NCI). An affordable and sustainable alternative to fish oil, this natural source of omega-3 fatty acids is a game changer in the nutritional oil market.
Research Centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation
Passengers travelling on sleek, high-speed trains around the world may soon find new models lighter and faster due to a surprising new fabric reinforcing their components: flax fibres. Used around the globe in clothing, table linens and stationery, these fibres are three times as strong as cotton and just as strong asbut considerably lighter thanglass, a prominent component in parts used in ground transportation vehicles.
Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 marked humanitys first close encounter with Pluto, taking planetary exploration to the very edge of our solar system. Following its nine-year trek, NASAs New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed its planetary flyby to collect data and photograph the dwarf planet up-close for the very first time.