Chemistry & Biochemistry

A group of graduate students from UWindsor researcher Bulent Mutus’ lab working with the biofilter, a filter that can remove potentially harmful phosphates from contaminated water. A group of graduate students from UWindsor researcher Bulent Mutus’ lab working with the biofilter, a filter that can remove potentially harmful phosphates from contaminated water.

UWindsor making strides in protecting waterways from toxic algae blooms

A UWindsor researcher has designed and built a filter that can remove potentially harmful phosphates from contaminated water.

As part of one of the Windsor Science Academy program activities, Sandwich Secondary students Jordan Sin (l.), Liam Salt (centre) and CJ Rempillo (r.) shatter flowers they had flash-frozen by dipping them in liquid nitrogen at -196° C.As part of one of the Windsor Science Academy program activities, Sandwich Secondary students Jordan Sin (l.), Liam Salt (centre) and CJ Rempillo (r.) shatter flowers they had flash-frozen by dipping them in liquid nitrogen at -196° C.

High schoolers explore science at UWindsor

34 high schoolers from across Windsor-Essex who spent a week in the Faculty of Science for short lectures, fun activities and lab exercises. 

100 elementary students will compete in Let’s Talk Science Challenge event, on campus. 100 elementary students will compete in Let’s Talk Science Challenge event, on campus.

Young science enthusiasts to compete on campus

Let’s Talk Science event will challenge 100 elementary students to compete in a science quiz show and design competitions.

Donna and Dave Couvillon listen to a presentation Tuesday.Donna and Dave Couvillon listen to a presentation Tuesday.

Human clinical trials on for cancer killing dandelion extract

UWindsor biochemistry researcher Siyaram Pandey has the official go-ahead to test dandelion root extract as a treatment for patients with terminal cancer. Dr. Pandey and his student researchers have successfully shown in the lab how the extract causes cancer cells to go through apoptosis, or cell suicide, while leaving healthy cells alone.

“This is fantastic news,” says Pandey. “We’ve been waiting for this announcement for a long time and now it is real.”