Mireya developed a clever way to attach fibres to a film made from a very large molecule found in many tissues. This allows for better control of the shape of the biomaterial and therefore the growth of cells.
Like a Marvel character’s super power, summer intern Yutian Zhang has been learning how to see through tissue. However, unlike a comic-book hero, Yutian is working with a research team to develop a laser-based optical system and a special camera to see through tissue. The desired result would be improved medical technology for tissue imaging.
EMBC turned to Mitacs’s Canadian Science Policy Fellowship to find expertise for the project. The fellowship provides access to highly qualified PhDs from across the country, and it enabled EMBC to build a catalogue of recommended earthquake early warning response actions.
Many of us use phone apps to manage daily habits such as meal planning, budgeting, and even tracking symptoms of chronic conditions. So what if a web-based app could help people struggling with addiction manage their condition and reduce their risk of overdose?
This summer, Zikun Yang, a Mitacs intern from China, is helping researchers in Canada to develop a unique app that allows family and friends living geographically apart to share experiences in real time, despite the distance.