Call to Labs: Urgent need for reagents for use in COVID-19 testing

The Public Health Agency of Canada has an urgent need for reagents for use in COVID-19 testing.  The National Microbiology Lab (NML) is specifically looking for items on the list in the table below, as well as any other RNA extraction reagents. If you can help, please connect directly with Steve Guercio, Executive Director, NML (steven.guercio@canada.ca).  PCR 1ABI TaqMan Fast Virus 1-step…

Research Nova Scotia commits $600K in match funding to coronavirus research at Dal

Research Nova Scotia commits $600K in match funding to coronavirus research at Dal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty-QAF9zTKk&t=7s March 18, 2020 – For immediate release. (Halifax, NS) To further contribute to the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia’s efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak, Research Nova Scotia (RNS) will be contributing $600,000 in rapid response match…

NS Researcher is Connecting Cannabis and Mental Health

Phil Tibbo knows cannabis use can impact young people diagnosed with psychosis. That’s why he’s researching the effects of its use on brain health in youth and young adults. “We know that within our early intervention services for psychosis, cannabis use is fairly high,” says Tibbo. “Unfortunately, what we see is that those individuals who are…

St. Francis Xavier University Researcher Hopes to Blur the Boundaries Between Fresh and Frozen

Most agree that fresh is better than frozen, but a researcher at St. Francis Xavier University may change that.  Dr. Shah Razul, an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry, has been studying how water freezes for over a decade. Recently, he’s focused his expertise on answering an important question facing one of Nova Scotia’s…

Research Nova Scotia Introduces Inaugural CEO

September 04, 2019 Research Nova Scotia (RNS), a not-for-profit corporation created last year to support local academic research and development opportunities, welcomes Stefan Leslie as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds interim CEO Marli MacNeil, whose leadership was invaluable throughout the organization’s first few months of operation. Leslie holds degrees in international development (University of King’s…

CIHR Funding Opportunity: SPOR National Training Entity (NTE)

A component of the SPOR Capacity Development Initiative, the National Training Entity (NTE) will: Serve as a central body for systematic patient-oriented research training and mentoring in Canada. Cultivate a community in patient-oriented research capacity developmentSupport mentors and trainees, including Patient-Oriented Research Award recipients and trainees from other SPOR-funded entitiesDevelop collaborations and partnerships Funding Info:…