A rising star in her field, Siba Haykal has many challenges in front of her. Still, she hopes to find the time to participate in other humanitarian missions in the future. “We can make a difference in the lives of people who have been through a lot,” she says. “We can help them to have hope.”
University of Ottawa alumnus Ruey Yu (PhD ’66) contributed to a discovery in the 1970s that revolutionized the skin care industry: he and an American colleague, Eugene Van Scott, found that fruit acids known as AHAs could treat a disfiguring skin disease and also had anti-aging properties. Their breakthrough led to a multi-million-dollar global market based on AHAs.
Mercury is a powerful poison. It can cause brain damage, tremors, paralysis and death.
But two researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Biology have found a way to neutralize this toxic metal by pitting it against a small but mighty foe — a group of microorganisms known as purple non-sulphur bacteria.
Expert environmental toxicologists from uOttawa are monitoring the legacy of pollutants in Canada’s North, including at the Giant Mine site, while training the next generation of analytical eco-warriors.
Dr. Ruey Yu decided to do something to honour his PhD supervisor. He decided to “pay-it-forward” by making a generous gift to the Faculty of Science to create the Professor Hans Helmut Baer International Student Scholarship in Chemistry.
Two uOttawa researchers are studying astronauts’ bone marrow to find clues that could help space travellers recover from weightlessness and patients on Earth get back on their feet more quickly after prolonged immobility.
Du catalogage des plantes et lichens rustiques dans l’Arctique canadien à la simulation d’une mission sur Mars au cœur du désert de l’Utah, les aventures botaniques de Paul Sokoloff vont bien au-delà du simple séchage de fleurs.