The intern will determine which factors determine the distribution of gold at the Ulu gold project, in NW Nunavut Canada. This will be accomplished by geologic mapping and examination of drill core at the Ulu site during two summer field seasons. Samples and data collected in the field will be returned to Laurentian University and examined using petrographic microscope and scanning electron microprobes as well as preparation of a geologic map and cross section focused on the structural geologic framework of the deposit.
We have observed that chemotherapy agents can induce RNA degradation in tumour cells, a phenomenon called “RNA disruption”. Interestingly, we also found that high tumour RNA disruption after 2-3 cycles of chemotherapy predicts for complete tumour destruction after treatment and improved cancer patient survival. We and Rna Diagnostics, Inc. are using this knowledge to identify patients with non-responding tumours early in treatment, who might benefit from discontinuing chemotherapy (and its side effects) and moving on to alternate treatments.
Chemotherapy agents can induce the degradation of a molecule in tumour cells called RNA. We call this phenomenon “RNA disruption”. High tumour RNA disruption after about 1 month of chemotherapy predicts for complete tumour destruction and improved cancer patient survival. We and Rna Diagnostics, Inc. are using this knowledge to predict patient outcome from chemotherapy. Patients with tumours not exhibiting high RNA disruption are likely to benefit from discontinuing chemotherapy and moving on to other treatments.
Canada is recognized as one of the leading nations worldwide in terms of mining production, attributing a major component of the success to the mineral exploration field. Companies engaged in mineral exploration have been increasingly more aware of the importance of health and safety systems, yet high numbers of reported incidents remain. Mineral exploration efforts need to have, and enforce, responsible exploration to ensure health and safety for all individuals involved.
While promoting the destruction of the majority of tumour cells, chemotherapy treatment in cancer patients also permits chemo-resistant, senescent tumour cells to survive. Such senescent cells can live off dead tumour cells during and after chemotherapy. They can then form new tumours, resulting in disease progression. We have recently observed that chemotherapy treatment also induces strong degradation of an important macromolecule in tumour cells called ribosomal RNA.
Fatigue has been acknowledged as a priority issue in human factors contributing to injury in most industries. Of significant concern are drivers operating haulage equipment in the mining industry, who are exposed to monotonous working conditions. This risk exposure might be mitigated if fatigue can be detected and managed. Recent advancements in wearable technologies proport to detect fatigue through electroencephalography (EEG).
The intern will determine which factors determine the distribtuion of gold at the Magino gold project, near Wawa Ontario. This will be accomplished by geologic mapping and examination of drill core at the Magino site during two summer field seasons. Samples and data collected in the filed will be returned to Laureitan University and examined using petrographic microscope and scanning electron microprobes as well as preparation of a geologic map and cross section focused on the structural geologic framework of the deposit.
Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability in the world. Due to the neurological damage from stroke, a vast majority of individuals suffer from hand function disability (~70%). To improve hand function and overcome challenges from this disability, IRegained has developed the MyHandTM system, a connected mechatronic device with programmed proprietary hand function training protocols developed through deep research in neuroplasticity for targeted hand function therapy.
Recent years have seen many advances in the application of artificial intelligence tools in almost every industry, and the mining industry is no different. HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of systems that allow mining equipment (such as trucks) to be controlled by operators, safely and comfortably from great distances, including several kilometers underground. In order to accomplish this type of control, the company must instrument the target piece of machinery with a range of sensors, cameras and control interfaces.
The removal and movement of water is an essential activity for the safe and productive operation of mines. In the mining industry pumps are often required to operate several km underground. If a pump were to fail in such a location, the results can be costly and potentially unsafe. It can be exceedingly difficult to apply conventional on-line condition monitoring systems to warn personnel of an imminent pump failure.