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Derek Gray, FCIC, was awarded the 30th annual Marcus Wallenberg Prize May 14 at the opening session of the first FIBRE Network conference, held in Cornwall, Ont. Gray, a McGill University chemistry professor, received the award — worth more than $300,000 — for his pioneering study of nanocrystalline...

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Inorganic meeting

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A record-setting 144 inorganic chemists from the universities of Victoria, Simon Fraser, Washington, Alberta and Calgary gathered in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan May 10-12 for the 2013 Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend. The meeting...

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Canadian chemistry contest winners

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The winners of the 2013 annual Canadian Chemistry Contest for secondary school students were announced this past June by the Chemical Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Nearly 600 chemistry students from across Canada...

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The Association of the Chemical Profession of Saskatchewan (ACPS) launched

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The Association of the Chemical Profession of Saskatchewan (ACPS) — the voice for professional chemists in Saskatchewan — held their inaugural meeting in Regina on December 8, 2012. Welcoming the announcement is Canada’s Professional Chemists, a member organization of provincial professional chemist associations and the Canadian Society for Chemistry. The ACPS is also a signatory...

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Glycan capture technique sheds light on cell surface proteins

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A new technique for capturing glycosylated proteins, developed by a researcher at Simon Fraser University, has provided fresh insight into the relationship between the structure and function of these biomolecules, knowledge that could advance fields from immunology to cancer research. From bacteria to humans, many cell surface proteins are decorated with glycans: sugar moieties whose...

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Gold & DNA simplify disease detection

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A clever combination of functional DNA and gold nanoparticles has produced a point-of-care diagnostic system that could allow medical workers in developing countries to achieve faster and cheaper detection of many common diseases. ...

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Happy half century!

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The Constituent Societies of the CIC congratulate their members who are celebrating 50-years of membership in 2013: Hanspeter Alder; Howard Alper; John Apsimon; Ronald Brown; Dennis Davies; Peter Grindrod; Ross Hoyle; Matthew Hrabluk; K. Jabalpurwala; Bryan Jones; Photios Kizas; W. Larisch; John McIntosh; Anwer Mehkeri; J. Muchowski; Frederick Otto; J. J. C. Picot; Maurice Servranckx;...

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Gold-forming molecule identified in bacterium

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A Canadian team of researchers has identified a molecule used by a bacterium to convert soluble gold ions into insoluble elemental gold. Although soluble gold ions are inhibitory to most microorganisms, two species of bacteria are known to survive in their presence. The first, Cupriavidus metallidurans, has been studied for about a decade by researchers...

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