U of W cancer research students host open house

The Cancer Undergraduate Research and Education Students at the University of Windsor hosted local high school students on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The event was an outreach open house showcasing final projects by Dr. Lisa Porter’s third year Cancer Undergraduate Research and Education (CURE) class. Source: Windsor Star YouTube

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Students to showcase projects in cancer research and education

An open house event Tuesday will showcase projects by students in biomedical sciences professor Lisa Porter’s third-year course, Cancer Undergraduate Research and Education. During the semester, the students learned about advancements in cancer research, participated in community outreach events, and received guest lectures by experts in the field. Each student focused on a particular area […]

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UWindsor chemist designing molecular tubes for biomedical applications

Imagine a nanoscopic device that can be implanted in your body to slowly release medication and that self-destructs when it’s done. A UWindsor chemist is working on such a breakthrough, thanks to a $110,000 US grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. John Trant proposes making molecular tubes from organic petroleum byproducts. A […]

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Research could offer new hope to leukemia patients

A UWindsor biologist’s research into fighting life-threatening infection aims to give new hope to leukemia patients receiving bone marrow transplants. Munir Rahim is investigating how to boost natural defences to cytomegalovirus. The virus, which as much as 90 per cent of the world’s population carries with no symptoms, can be deadly for people with compromised […]

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Research targets brain tumours with nanotechnology

In what sounds like a medical treatment available only to characters in a sci-fi movie, a pair of UWindsor cancer researchers are working on a nanoparticle that could one day be injected into the bloodstream to attack brain tumours. Polymer chemist Simon Rondeau-Gagné and molecular biologist Lisa Porter have teamed up with London neurosurgeon Matthew […]

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A House Divided

Dr. Caroline Hamm already had a busy day ahead of her. Her cancer clinic at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Met campus was booked back-to-back. Then she got the call. Doctors at the Ouellette campus needed her to help identify what appeared to be acute leukemia in a patient in intensive care. If their fears were proven […]

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