Des chercheurs du Manitoba cherchent le lien entre le diabète et la démence

Supervisé par le professeur adjoint Eftekhar Eftekharpour, Jesua fait partie d’une équipe de recherche qui étudie un lien biologique possible entre le diabète et la démence. Alors que de récentes études démographiques pointent vers une corrélation entre le diabète et un risque accru de développer la démence, les chercheurs ne savent pas encore quels sont les mécanismes biologiques qui l’expliquent. Jesua passe l’été à étudier une réponse possible.

Drone de longue portée pour la livraison de nourriture et de médicaments dans le nord du Canada

En réponse, les chercheurs et entreprises locales collaborent afin de développer une nouvelle génération de véhicule aérien sans pilote (UAV). Ils espèrent élaborer des UAV, communément appelés des drones, assez robustes pour transporter de grosses charges sur de longues distances sans nécessiter de pilote ou de GPS.

Ruches et technologie : nouvelle aventure

La production commerciale de miel au Canada ne fait pas exception. C’est pourquoi des ruchers familiaux comme Durston Honey Farms tentent de trouver de nouvelles façons de s’adapter à une économie mondialisée.

Décidé à respecter les nouvelles normes en matière de traçabilité alimentaire, l’apiculteur en chef Allan Campbell a cherché une solution technologique qui permettrait d’améliorer la tenue des dossiers et la gestion de l’ensemble de ses activités d’apiculture.

Planification du transport durable, de Wuhan à Winnipeg

En Chine, les planificateurs des infrastructures sont souvent confrontés à des défis importants lorsqu’il s’agit de trouver des façons de favoriser des moyens de transport durables pour les millions de travailleurs qui doivent se déplacer entre les quartiers résidentiels et les secteurs commerciaux du pays. La ville de Winnipeg, au Canada, donne cet été à la stagiaire de recherche chinoise Shuheng Zhu un aperçu particulier des complexités de la planification du transport en commun, mais à une échelle beaucoup plus petite.

Advanced Computational Algorithms for Transient Stability Simulation Using Dynamic Phasors

The main objective of the proposed research project is to develop a new transient stability simulation method based on advanced computational and modeling techniques that is both fast and accurate. Transient stability studies are an important part of system planning and operation as they ensure that a system will maintain stable operation following severe disturbances. However, traditional simulation techniques were not designed for the size and complexity of modern power systems.

Testing of Fibre Properties for their Biomedical Applicability

Natural fibres have been used in many industry sectors such as automobiles, aerospace, construction, etc., but their use in the biomedical industry is relatively new. The major obstacle to their use is the lack of information on relevant fibre properties. This project focuses on testing three critical properties: antimicrobial properties, antioxidant properties, and water sorption in flax, hemp, canola, and sweet clover fibres. Testing these properties will be a stepping stone for proving the applicability of natural fibres in biomedical applications.

Management and mining of big energy sector data

With advances in techniques, high volumes of valuable data are generated in many domains (e.g., energy sector) at a rapid rate. Consequently, a scalable and flexible system for efficient storage and fast management of these distributed data is needed. In this proposed research project, we plan to design and implement a cloud-based data storage & management system that is flexible, scalable and fast to handle distributed data in a parallel fashion for the partner organization.

Development of High-Performance Microwave Radio Network Systems with Broadband and Polarization Diversity Antennas to be Integrated with High-Speed Optical Fiber Networks

Objectives: Manitoba Hydro Telecom (MHT) has proposed the development of a state-of-the-art optical communication network using Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADM) employing Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM). MHT will use ROADMs compliant with currently established industry standards such as ITU G.709 and G.8032. ROADMs with WDM methods with 50 GHz channel spacing enable up to 88 wavelengths to be carried on a single optical fiber.

Addressing Basis Risk in Agricultural Index-Based Insurance

The objective of the proposed research is to design and implement an innovative IBI scheme capable of minimizing basis risk. Forage insurance will be used as an example to empirically examine the effective implementation of the IBI, through establishing an adequate relationship between the weather index and forage yield. Therefore, a second objective of the proposed research is to help increase producer demand for forage insurance.

High resolution PET imaging systems for small animal imaging

There is an increasing demand for high resolution multimodality imaging of research animals, such as mice and rats, to allow non-invasive monitoring of disease models and therapeutic interventions. This project focuses on the development of a new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging system that can be operated inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Once complete, this system will allow simultaneous high resolution PET/MRI imaging of research animals.

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