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Huntington’s disease: Investigating pathogenic mechanisms

New York University School of Medicine’s Naoko Tanese explores the pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for Huntington’s disease

Measuring the impact of science and research in Ontario

Minister Reza Moridi explains how Ontario is bridging the divide between ideas and application when it comes to science and research

Understanding speech and language disorders

OAG Editor Laura Evans talks to NIDCD’s Deputy Director Dr. Judith Cooper about the research strides being made in speech and language disorders The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reports that nearly 1 in 12 children ages 3...

Some essentials on coexisting with carnivores

Coexisting with carnivores can be a challenge, but their value makes it worthwhile, as Professor John Vucetich and Professor David Macdonald explain

The development of low-permeability hydrocarbon resources

Professor and NSERC/Chevron Industrial Research Chair, David W. Eaton, talks about the need to ensure hydrocarbon resources are developed responsibly

Polar vortices and their interactions

What are polar vortices, and how do they influence the rest of the atmosphere and climate system? Johns Hopkins University’s Professor Waugh explains

Good marine health remains a challenge due to climate change

Climate change and marine health are intrinsically linked. Open Access Government’s Ciara Ruane explains how the National Science Foundation supports both

Innovation is necessary to create clean, efficient energy

Open Access Government highlights how the US Department of Energy is streamlining energy use to improve economic efficiency and provide clean energy.

Image-guided surgery as an emerging treatment for lung cancer

Sumith A Kularatne, Vice President of Research & Development at On Target Laboratories discusses the scope of image-guided surgery in treating lung cancer

Huntington’s disease: Understanding the impact

Jennifer Simpson of the Huntington’s disease Society of America highlights the disease and how there is still a long way to go before it can be truly understood

NSERC: Advancing science and technology in Canada

Open Access Government’s M F Warrender highlights the work being undertaken by NSERC to pioneer scientific advancement in Canada

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

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