Solving the Parkinson’s Puzzle: Carleton researchers try new approach to stopping the devastating disease

DeRosa’s research group, the Laboratory for Aptamer Discovery and Development of Emerging Research (LADDER), wants to develop aptamers for use in fertilizers that seek out specific plants, for instance, or to detect toxins in food and airborne chemicals. And through a series of collaborations with Carleton Neuroscience Prof. Matthew Holahan, she has also started hunting for aptamers that may help stop the second-most common neurodegenerative brain disorder – Parkinson’s disease.

Did you know the Bookstore offers Textbook rentals?

Students can now rent textbooks from the Carleton Bookstore, saving them up to 65 per cent off the cost of buying a new book. Students can still write, highlight and add notes in a rented book, just like a purchased copy. They get the textbook for the entire semester, and can choose to convert it to a purchase if they decide they want to keep it.

Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for High-Luminosity LHC upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada

In total, there are over 250 researchers, graduate students, and technical staff from leading Canadian universities and TRIUMF involved in the CERN programme. Canadian subatomic and accelerator researchers, engineers, and technicians have longstanding collaborations with CERN in many other areas, including experimental particle physics (ATLAS), rare isotope physics (ISOLDE), low-energy anti-proton and anti-hydrogen (ALPHA and ALPHA-g) including the accelerator aspects (ELENA), accelerator R&D (including AWAKE and HL-LHC developments), rare kaon decays (NA62), and strong synergy in theoretical physics work.

Grad Research: What Happens When Humans Remove Predators?

PhD student Robert Lennox and a team of researchers have discovered that removing predators such as wolves or sharks can have a negative impact on predator and prey populations. Instead, the researchers argue that there are more effective measures that can be taken. The results are available in an academic journal called "Biological Conservation". Lennox wrote about his research in "The Conversation".

Saving Lives from Opioid Overdose

“This is potentially the most impactful research I’ve ever been involved with,” says Carleton Chemistry Prof. Jeff Smith, director of the Carleton Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC), who is helming the technology part of the project in collaboration with principal investigator Lynne Leonard from the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Carleton hosts 2018 Canada Wide Science Fair

Five hundred of Canada’s top young scientists are at Carleton University from May 12 to 19 to showcase their innovative projects, with an expected attendance of some 10,000 members of the public, students and educators.

Did You Hear? Some Butterflies May Use Hearing Aids!

Did you know that some butterflies can hear, and some even have use “hearing aids”? That’s what Biology student Carrie Sun found out when she started conducting her master’s research.