New compounds fight drug-resistant flu viruses
A new class of compounds that can fight influenza by preventing the virus from spreading has been
developed by an international team led by chemists from the University of British Columbia. The molecules
have been shown to be effective even against strains that are resistant to current treatments.
‘Rusty’ catalysts advance renewable energy storage
University of Calgary researchers have developed a new family of amorphous catalysts based on iron oxide —
rust — that turns water into hydrogen fuel. The innovation could improve systems for storing energy from
intermittent, renewable sources like solar and wind.
Gold & DNA simplify disease detection
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.