Impact of bioactive peptides derived from collagen hydrolysate on osteoclastogenesis and osteoclast signalling

Genacol Canada Corporation Inc. manufactures a collagen hydrolysate (CH) supplement sourced from bovine (Genacol® Original Formula) that has shown positive results and potent efficacy in three clinical trials for reducing joint pain. Following digestion and absorption, CHs release amino acids and peptides that can lead to the health-promoting properties of the supplement. Recent studies suggest that joint pain is a multi-tissue disease and involves both articular cartilage and bone. However, the current understanding of the effects of Genacol's CHs on bone health is still inadequate.

A simplified technique for the measurement of fugitive emissions during manure spreading.

Manure application supplies valuable nutrients to crops and reduces soil erosion, however, it can also be a source of pollution. Emissions of dust, gases, odors, virus, and bacteria can be released in large quantities and have negative impacts on the environment and workers’ health. This project proposes to adapt a low-cost technique called Passive Flux Sampling (PFS) for measuring fugitive emissions during manure spreading. This technique could be used for measuring airborne pollutants, such as greenhouse gases or bioaerosols emissions.

Modélisation de la vulnérabilité et risques de chutes de blocs pour les parois rocheuses naturelles et fabriquées

Le projet de recherche proposé sera effectué en collaboration avec Hydro-Québec et a pour objectif une meilleure compréhension des mécanismes à l’origine de l’instabilité des parois rocheuses par une analyse de quelques cas répertoriés dans le cadre du projet hydroélectrique de La Romaine.

Understanding Native Pollinator Diversity on Quebec Cranberry Farms

Cranberry farming is a multi-million dollar industry in Quebec, but it is highly dependent on managed pollinators such as honey bees and bumble bees to adequately pollinate each year's crop. Unfortunately, managed pollinators are becoming more expensive for farmers to rent each year, and thus cranberry farmers are facing greater costs to supply cranberries to the market. This project aims to understand how farmers can encourage more wild pollinators to live on their properties, and provide free, natural pollination services within their cranberry fields at the same time.

Improvements to vertical farming, artificial lighting and environmental impact in Canada

Vertical farming is an increasingly popular, indoor, and space-saving agricultural method that involves growing food crops or other plants in vertical layers with artificial lighting for which advantages include year-round, local and nutritious food production for dense urban areas or food deserts such as sprawling metropolitan or remote northern communities.

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Maya HTT développe actuellement une solution de corrélation automatique des modèles numériques thermiques complexes permettant d’améliorer la précision et la fiabilité des modèles et de créer des jumeaux numériques temps réel et fiables, en particulier pour les applications aérospatiales (moteurs d’avion et satellites).
Dans le cadre du développement de cet outil plusieurs défis technologiques importants ont été identifiées, dont la réduction des modèles numériques (« Reduced Order Models ») et l’utilisation de la technologie « Graphic Processing Units (GPU) » pour réaliser les calculs scienti

Enhancing sustainability outlook of livestock feed additives production and use: An integrated and model-based approach

Considering the challenge of feeding a growing population, with an increase in the demand for more animal-source foods, efficient use of resources will be essential. Livestock and aquaculture are major contributors to climate change, being responsible for 14.5% of the global greenhouse gas emissions in addition to nutrient losses, leading to water contamination. However, feed additives have been identified as potential pathway to decrease the environmental impact of animal production, in addition to contributing to food safety and animal health.

Privacy-preserving cookie synchronization for web browsing

HTTP cookies are a small piece of data created by the web server to track visitors with goal of improving the users’ browsing experience. However, some companies make use the cookies to track internet users across multiple sites. This causes privacy concerns from the general public. The objective of this project is to develop a method to allow cookie synchronization without compromising individual privacy.

Determination of antioxidant profiles of haskap berries using Raman spectroscopy

In Canada, haskap berries are gaining increasing popularity due to their health benefits. The health-promoting effects of haskap berries are primarily attributed to the antioxidants in the fruits, especially anthocyanins, phenolic acids, and vitamin C. Since the quality of haskap berries largely depends on their antioxidant levels, it is of great importance for the berry industry to develop rapid detection methods to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of fresh haskap berry products.

Recycling of Fiberglass Parts for re-use as Structural Parts

Large fiberglass parts cannot be easily recycled. In this proposal, a recycling method will be developed to meet the needs of Proslide. Waste Fiberglass generated by Proslide will be transformed into recycled parts that can be re-used by the company. This will accomplished in several steps by first taking the waste parts to a recycling facility to break down the parts into useable fiberglass material. The material is then converted to a material that can be used by industrial 3D printing machines. The 3D printer is then used to produce complex shaped parts.

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