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Major breakthrough: Promising discovery for patients undergoing lung cancer treatment

A researcher in the Faculty of Medicine is part of a group that has made a significant finding in its study of lung cancer.

Dr. Michael Leitges, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cell Signaling and Translational Medicine at Memorial, and a team from the Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus say they can now distinguish between two pathways where lung adenocarcinoma – the most common and a deadly type of lung cancer – can develop.

 

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Novel ideas: Proposals due Sept. 16 for Terra Nova Young Innovator award

Early-career researchers are encouraged to submit applications for a prestigious faculty honour.

 

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Talent and insight: More than $2 million federal investment creating new knowledge at Memorial

New federal funding is accelerating diverse research projects ranging from social enterprise in rural Newfoundland and Labrador to research focused on women, feminism and philosophy.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced a total of $2,273,242 on July 17 for 40 Memorial-led projects.

 

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Conservation concerns: Global collaborators highlight need for more effective marine conservation measures

A group of international researchers is calling on the Government of Canada to “strengthen and solidify” its conservation strategy to further protect the country’s marine protected areas (MPAs).

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Reducing wait times: $4.8 million to reduce emergency room wait times and improve patient care

A group of researchers at the Faculty of Medicine have received a joint federal-provincial investment of $4.8 million for an innovative platform designed to lower emergency room wait times in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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Protecting Canada's oceans: Memorial-led team receives $1.65 million to address environmental problems in oceans and estuaries

A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is leading an international team that has been awarded $1.65 million in federal funding to protect Canada’s oceans and estuaries.

 

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Stronger together: Memorial collaborating with NRC to lead ocean engineering, technology and science research

Amid a flurry of congratulatory handshakes, group photos and facility tours, business leaders, researchers and students celebrated a new era in the partnership between Memorial and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the federal government’s largest science and research organization.

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Top 40 under 40: Music dean singled out for visionary leadership

The dean of the School of Music is receiving a coveted national award.

Dr. Ian Sutherland is among this year’s honourees of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, an annual program that recognizes this country’s emerging influencers for their exceptional achievements.

 

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Creator-owned model: Revised IP policy will drive commercialization and entrepreneurialism

To motivate researchers to pursue commercialization and continue to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture, Memorial has adopted a new creator-owned intellectual property (IP) model.

 

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