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National Research Council science leads to important updates to the Periodic Table of Elements

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

The Periodic Table of Elements, a staple in schools across Canada, is basically an ingredients list for everything that makes up our world. And as of yesterday, 14 of those ingredients changed, thanks to work by National Research Council (NRC) metrologists, whose desire to push the limits and attempt what has never been done continues to fuel new discoveries.

National Research Council contribution plays key role in newly approved Ebola vaccine

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

In response to the Ebola outbreak that claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa four years ago, Canada and China worked on a new Ebola vaccine. Created by the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences’ Bioengineering Institute and CanSino Biologics Inc., the vaccine has recently been approved by Chinese regulators and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) developed the manufacturing process.

Bright minds work together to develop new strategies for treating brain diseases

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

One in ten Canadians over the age of 65 is living with dementia, for which effective treatment is limited. To tackle brain diseases like dementia, leading neuroscientists from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Biogen are putting their heads together to leverage the NRC’s unique molecular map of blood vessels that form the blood-brain barrier, to develop new treatments.

Dr. Albert Stolow receives 2018 John C. Polanyi Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

New technologies and products such as molecular electronic devices, laser material processing, quantum sensors, photo-activated drugs, and responsive materials all depend on understanding how light can modify matter at the molecular and atomic levels. This understanding depends on the work of dedicated scientists like Dr. Albert Stolow, who the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) are pleased to announce has received the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s 2018 John C. Polanyi Award.

The kilogram hangs in the balance

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

One year from now, there will be a revised kilogram. That will mark the moment in time when all units within the international system of units are calculated mathematically, rather than being based off artifacts and physical items.

Successes highlighted at the NRC’s awards ceremony

| National Research Council Canada | backgrounders

Dr. Paul Corkum is a distinguished and preeminent scientist. He started to work at the NRC as a postdoctoral student in 1973. Throughout his career, he has won almost every major photonics and laser science prize in the world.

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