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BC scientists at forefront -

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Scientists from Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the United States collaborated via the International Human Epigenome Research Consortium. “Now that a baseline picture of the epigenome is taking shape, we can start to integrate information about the effects of the environment, aging and disease on the epigenome,” said Martin Hirst, with the B.C. Cancer Agency and associate professor in microbiology and immunology at UBC. Hirst and colleague Connie Eaves focused on epigenomes' role in breast cancer and stem cells.  A team led by Marco Marra at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre used similar methods to identify epigenetic changes thought to contribute to the development of rare childhood cancers.  Let's block ads! (Why?)...

New Champlain Bridge will be finished on time, minister promises -

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Marc Dutil, the president of CANAM, one of the groups working on the project. The project is funded by a public-private partnership between Infrastructure Canada and a consortium chosen by Ottawa. Sohi said Friday the project is on schedule and on budget. He also confirmed that the finished bridge will not have tolls. When the previous Conservative government announced plans to build the new bridge, they said it would be partially paid for by tolls. The Liberals reversed that decision after taking power last year.     An internal federal government memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, estimated the decision to ditch plans to install the tolls will knock about $301 million off the final construction price. The current bridge was built in 1962 but has been deteriorating in recent years. In 2011, when it was announced that the bridge would be replaced, an estimated 140,000 cars were using it each day. The new Champlain Bridge is expected to be completed by 2018. (Infrastructure Canada) Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Plant scientist Ralph Hardy, who led GMO foods debate, dies - Cornell Chronicle

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug. 2 in Wilmington, Delaware, at age 82. Hardy was the founding director of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC), a 20-member consortium of American and Canadian research universities and government agencies. He was also president and CEO of the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute, from 1986 to 1995, and a research biochemist at DuPont, from 1963 to 1984, where he engineered the firm’s move into life sciences technology. As a spokesman for university-based biotechnology research, Hardy never missed an opportunity to testify to Senate and House committees, and to cultivate public understanding of agricultural biotechnology through the media. NABC conferences and publications became a forum for critics of genetically modified foods, like Ralph Nader, as well as research scientists and policy makers. “The media has a huge appetite for biotechnology stories,” Hardy said in 2015. “Nowadays scientists need more than ever to devote time to non-laboratory functions. Guidance and vision to help society understand the realistic benefits and risks of their activities – without jargon – is a necessity.” Ralph Wilbur Frederick Hardy was born July 27, 1934, in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the University of Toronto (master’s in 1958)...

Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park. He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey. Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District. Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating. Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library. Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global News

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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