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Creating a highly skilled workforce for the future

Ontario’s Ministry of Education shares why a highly skilled workforce is vital for progression and how this is being encouraged in the province

Creating a modern transportation network for Canada

Marc Garneau, Minister for Transport in Canada outlines the importance of the transportation network for Canadian communities as well as the economy

Cancer immunotherapy: Are we ready to take the next big step?

Sumith A Kularatne of On Target Laboratories, LLC highlights cancer immunotherapy as the treatment of the year to target cancer cells

Identifying pancreatic cysts that might turn into cancer

There are many challenges associated with identifying potentially cancerous pancreatic cysts. Here, Dr. Annabelle L. Fonseca et al explain

Using Positron Emission Mammography to detect breast cancer

Dr Alla Reznik, Canada Research Chair in Physics of Medical Imaging, explains how Positron Emission Mammography is effective when detecting breast cancer

Fusion energy could be the future of power production

Neil Alexander for the Canadian Nuclear Association shares why society should be looking to fusion energy to power homes and businesses in the future

North America Analysis May 2017

Welcome to this summer edition of Open Access Government – North America Analysis. In this supplement we highlight several articles from organisations within the U.S and Canada. We focus on topics such as healthcare, the environment and energy, highlighting a couple from each country. The U.S section starts with an interview...

Fusion energy: Unlocking the zero-emission grid

The opportunities provided by fusion should not be overlooked. Here, Michael Delage, of General Fusion Inc. explains the potential of the energy source A cornerstone of any realistic path to overcoming climate change is developing sources of energy that are emission-free, on-demand and economically viable. Such sources would sustain the...

Keeping pests under control requires ongoing research

Chris Bentley, Agricultural Research Service – U.S. Department of Agriculture, explains why research must continue to protect crops from pests and insects

Ensuring health equity for Canadian indigenous populations

Professor Pierre S. Haddad shares the challenges of overcoming health inequality for Canadian indigenous populations and highlights solutions to the issue

Adverse health effects of hazardous asbestos waste

Hazardous asbestos waste causes serious problems in communities in the U.S., Ian A Blair, Penn Superfund Research and Training Program Center details

Uterine fibroids: Where is research heading?

Uterine fibroids represent a prevalent benign gynaecologic problem in the U.S, here Romana A. Nowak of the University of Illinois explains

Health Accord: Healthcare for all

Open Access Government highlights how Health Minister, Jane Philpott aims to improve the lives of all Canadians through their new Health Accord Plan

Helping Indigenous communities become healthier

Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director, CIHR-IAPH discusses the issue of poor health among Indigenous communities and says research is the key to tackling it

Fighting against breast cancer in Canada

Canadian Cancer Society’s Dr Rob Nuttall and Shawn Chirrey explain how fighting against breast cancer requires ongoing support for research and screening

Asbestos exposure can cause significant risks to health

Dr. Christopher P. Weis of the National Institutes of Health, shares with Editor Laura Evans the dangers of long term asbestos exposure
Gynaecologic research: Improving health for women

Gynaecologic research: Improving health for women

Dr. Lisa Halvorson, U.S. National Institutes of Health discusses the importance of gynaecologic research to develop new treatments and keep women healthy
early learning and behaviour girl playing

Early learning and behaviour research at the US NICHD

Research on early learning and behaviour translates into effective interventions and care, says Dr James A Griffin of the NICHD at the US National Institutes of Health The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, at the National Institutes for Health (NIH), was established with support of Congress, to...
sustainability through technology wind farm

Sustainability through technology: The power of N

Popularism and bumper sticker science should not stop us tackling sustainability through technology, argues Ingenuity Lab Director Carlo Montemagno Ingenuity Lab is a unique organisation, designed and created to solve many of the grand challenges facing a modern world. Ingenuity Lab is a research organisation that focuses on the development...
cancer research and training

Cancer research and training take centre stage in NCI’s work

Open Access Government spoke to the National Cancer Institute’s Dr S Percy Ivy about cancer research and training and the importance of clinical trials The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of 27 institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI is the US federal government’s...

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