Physics researcher creates model to explain Saturn's space storms

Pictures of Saturn have been mystifying scientists ever since they were beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Voyager mission in 1981 and, more recently, the Cassini mission in 2006.

The strange, hexagon-shaped jet stream circling the planet’s north pole and a huge, hurricane-like vortex at the pole have inspired many theories. The pictures also show much smaller vortices covering the entire surface of the gas giant.


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Top honour for student cancer researcher

Third year Biology undergraduate student Junbum (Kevin) Im, researches DNA-mutating enzymes that cause and exacerbate cancers including lymphomas, breast, ovarian, lung cancers and melanomas.

These enzymes work by mutating the DNA of cancer cells which causes cancers to become drug-resistant, therefore much harder to treat and more aggressive.

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Third of our lives

Sleep. Why do we do it? How do we do it? And how can you fix it if it gets off track?

Those questions, and more, will be answered by Dr. Sheila Garland at an upcoming public lecture at Memorial.


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Chemistry team develops 'intelligent' material to test for bee-harming pesticides

More than a decade after beekeepers first raised the alarm about a dangerously low global bee population, much progress has been made in understanding the mystery of colony collapse.

report from the European Food Safety Authority, published on Feb. 28, points squarely at neonicotinoids, some of the world’s most widely used insecticides, as a major cause — and is expected to lead to a total ban on their use when European Union nations vote on the issue next month.

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Memorial hosts Budget 2018 discussion on St. John's campus

The single largest investment in fundamental research in Canadian history was among the key highlights of Budget 2018 that federal government cabinet members discussed during a visit to the St. John’s campus on March 6.


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Sustainable aquaculture: Identifying the impacts of escaped hatchery fish

Memorial experts are working hard to figure out the issues created by an increasing reliance on farmed fish. The Department of Ocean Sciences has been working to identify the impacts of escaped hatchery fish and provide information to industry regulators, so they can better manage those risks.


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Alzheimer's researcher named 2018 Terra Nova Young Innovator

A lucrative faculty award is empowering a Memorial researcher to better understand — and potentially find a cure — for the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Matthew Parsons (B.Sc.’04, M.Sc.’06, PhD’11) is this year’s recipient of the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award (TNYIA), which recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty members whose research is particularly innovative and whose specific proposal has real potential to make a significant impact on society.

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Memorial expertise to support industry-led Atlantic Canadian ocean supercluster

Through the Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Canada is investing in an industry-led ocean supercluster.

The initiative will focus on the sustainable development of the ocean industries in Atlantic Canada and position the region as a world leader.

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Federal funding boost to expand digital programming for youth

An engineering outreach office at Memorial University has received a federal funding boost of $95,000.

Memorial Engineering Outreach (MEO) is benefitting from CanCode, a $50-million fund announced in the 2017 federal budget to support the development of coding and digital skills for youth across Canada.


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