Latest Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Stories
A team of researchers has developed a new microscope that can image the elemental and magnetic properties of a wide range of energy-important materials that are used in devices such as solar cells and solid-state lighting.
SEATTLE, Sept.14 /PRNewswire/ -- Isilon (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that Canadian Light Source, Inc.
Canadian Light Source (CLS) staff scientist Luca Quaroni and Dr. Alan Casson, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) used the synchrotron's infrared microscope to identify tissue afflicted with a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus from chemical fingerprints associated with the disease, which can lead to esophageal cancer.
It might seem at first glance to be one of the simpler techniques performed at the Australian Synchrotron, but X-ray absorption spectroscopy requires a beamline that is very finely tuned.
Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, an international team led by University of Calgary researcher Ken Ng has determined the detailed structure of the enzyme the Norwalk virus uses to make copies of its genetic code in order to replicate itself. The information is crucial to developing drugs that could be used to treat outbreaks of Norwalk and other related viruses.