Lymphatic function in cancer metastasis

The goal of this study is to address the role of tumor draining lymphatic function and cancer immunity during lymphatic metastasis and ionizing radiation (IR) therapy. Metastatic cancer cells invade lymphatic vessels, traffic through collecting lymphatic vessel and enter lymph node (LN) to form metastasis. The presence of cancer cells in the tumor draining LN (TuLN) is a poor prognostic indicator of patient survival/recurrence. The TuLN functions as a site of cancer metastasis, and as a lymphoid organ to generate immune response to the primary cancer.

Sowing the seeds of success

Adam is the brains behind the Eden Project, a unique social enterprise with a mission to offer local, organic produce at competitive prices.

“Global food systems are changing due to a variety of stressors, and food prices are climbing. We believe that urban agriculture and locally-grown food will play an important role in future food supplies as our societies adapt to these changes,” he explains.

A seed was planted

Speaker Identification in a Collaborative Environment

At present, there is an increasing demand from industries for new generation of interactive technologies to support productivity and minimize time wasted for meeting room set up. In response to this demand, SMART technologies is investing into development of new UC&C technologies. The goal of this research will be the development of a software for reliable speaker identification and authentication in a meeting room environment.

Quality Assurance of Biosand Filters: Production and Distribution

The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) is a non-profit organization promoting appropriate technologies in water and sanitation for the developing world. An example is the biosand filter, currently manufactured by hundreds of organizations in 55 countries, and used by 650,000+ families. Ensuring filter quality will accelerate its dissemination worldwide. In this project, the quality assurance (QA) procedures are developed for (1) biosand filters (2) their construction processes, and (3) the distribution network, using Nepal as a case study.

Numerical simulations of global atmospheric composition for the purpose of improving air quality modelling

Where observations of air pollution are unavailable, e.g. from emissions of future facilities or in remote areas, air pollution is simulated with computer models. These models require input of emissions from nearby sources but also of background concentrations that are caused by sources outside of the modelling domain, because the domain is limited by computational power and the need to resolve air quality at a fine spatial resolution.

Adaptive FOREX Geocoding System for Currency Market Monitoring

Foreign exchange market, also known as Forex is a currency trading market spread all around the globe. There are multiple factors that effect the exchange rates in currency market. Considering these factors in development of a trading algorithm will result in more accurate trading decisions. The proposed research that will be covered by the activities of the intern will thus include the development of a model which has flexibility in dealing with multiple attributes in real time for foreign exchange.

Direct Contact Steam Generator Flue Gas Subsurface Modeling and Application

Direct Contact Steam Generators (DCSGs) for use in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage generate flue gas containing steam and C02 which can be injected into reservoirs to aid bitumen recovery with part of the C02 remaining underground. The objectives of this project are to understand mechanisms of C02-stearn bitumen rate enhancement and determine the amount of C02 stored during the recovery process. Reservoir simulation modeling of C02 and steam injection will be done in parallel to Suncor's steam-C02 co-injection field pilot.

Emulsion Injection for Enhancing the Fast-and-Uniform SAGD Start-up Process

Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage is the most commonly used in-situ thermal method for recovering bitumen from oil sands formations in western Canada. In this process, two parallel horizontal wells, about 5 m apart vertically, are drilled near the bottom of the formation. Before production, the bitumen between the two wells has to be heated, to become mobile, by circulating steam through the wells for several months. A new technology has been developed to make the inter-well bitumen flow in only a week, in which water is forced into the sands to dilate the pores, followed by steam injection.

Monitoring and Control System Design for Catalyst Manufac!uring Unit

As one of the novel element of a new technology for enhanced recovery and upgrading directly in the reservoir of bitumen and heavy oils, the unit for the online and on-field manufacturing and delivery of nanocatalysts into the reservoir will be constructed during 2015. The specialized and uniquely designed compact device, currently referred to as CATSKID, is currently in the patenting process.

Development and Characterization of All-in-OneEthanol Based Diesel Fuel Additive

The main objective of this research project is to obtain an additive helps to increase the cetane number as well
as reducing fuel consumption in diesel engines. In the proposed study, we will perform the characterization of
available petroleum diesel and analyze their properties. The ethanol based additive later will be added in several
different ratios into the diesel fuel to see their effect on fuel properties (CN, lubricity, emission and distillation
T90).

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