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Research, Page 33

Searching for Superheroes

  Posted on: August 15, 2013

When people hear the word bacteria, many of us think of germs. Bacteria and other microorganisms have gained notoriety in the media—who hasn’t heard of E. coli, staph infections, or the bubonic plague? And they’re everywhere, living invisibly in air, water, soil… and us. But did you know that less than 1% of them actually…

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Student Research – Q & A with Timothy Crowe

  Posted on: September 4, 2012

Timothy Crowe’s undergraduate research project asks whether cave bacteria that were able to produce new antibiotics but lost that ability when cultured in the lab could have lost the genes to do so.

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Student Research – Q & A with Sara Burchnall

  Posted on: August 27, 2012

Is “happiness” the new GDP? Economics and Accounting Major Sara Burchnall used Statistics Canada’s census and survey data to investigate well-being among Canadians from a socioeconomic standpoint.

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Student Research – Q & A with James Pomfret

  Posted on: August 20, 2012

Looking for dietary changes that might provide answers to declining Vaux’s Swift populations, Animal Biology major James Pomfret spent six months collecting and examining samples of bird poop from a chimney roost.

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Student Research – Q & A with Tamara Bandet

  Posted on: August 13, 2012

Tamara Bandet, a Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology major, is testing the susceptibility of a pathogenic bacteria that causes respiratory tract infections to the antibiotics that are commonly prescribed. “I like that research is always a surprise.”

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