UNB Research

New biochemistry research provides groundbreaking insight for production of key chemotherapy drug

UNB Research

Posted: June 27, 2022 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Publications , Category



For decades, vinblastine has been an important medicine in chemotherapy regimens to treat a number of cancers and has helped save countless thousands of lives. In fact, the World Health Organization includes it on their List of Essential Medicines. And yet, in spite of its importance for modern, Western medicine, the world’s commercial supply stems from a single, natural source: the Madagascar periwinkle. “Because vinblastine is highly complex in structure and...

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New UNB research may solve 50-year-old black hole mystery

UNB Research

Posted: April 26, 2022 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Accolades , Publications , Category , Research



A new paper published by researchers at UNB might create some big shockwaves in the study of black holes. In their research, published in Physics Review Letters 128(12), Dr. Viqar Husain, Jarod Kelly, Robert Santacruz and Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing describe the creation of a simulation that might just resolve a question that has stumped physicists for five decades: the so-called black hole information paradox. For the benefit of those of us without advanced degrees in quantum physics, we asked...

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UNB researcher recognized for outstanding book

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Posted: January 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Publications , Accolades



What a way to end the year! In December, UNB’s Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez, an associate professor of history and politics at UNB in Saint John, was recognized for her book Uneven Landscapes of Violence: Geographies of Law and Accumulation in Mexico, which was named to the 2021 Choice list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), which is a division of the American Library Association and an important...

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UNB researcher receives book, journal awards for groundbreaking work on race and disability

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Posted: December 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades , Publications



What happens when disability and race intersect? For Dr. Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, it opens a window into an entire area of history previously left to the margins. Dr. Hunt-Kennedy is an associate professor of Caribbean, Atlantic World and Disability history at the University of New Brunswick, and the author of Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She’s also the recipient of the 2021 Disability History Association (DHA)...

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Researchers share findings on COVID-19's impact on occupational disruption and chronic disease

UNB Research

Posted: April 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Publications , COVID-19 , Research



Around the world, researchers across different fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with a full year of pandemic life behind us, we’re checking in to see what they’re working on and what they’ve accomplished. Want catch...

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UNB researchers look to special sensors to reduce risk of bioterrorism

UNB Research

Posted: April 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , COVID-19 , Publications



University of New Brunswick researchers Connor O’Brien, Kathleen Varty, and Dr. Anna Ignaszak, have published an article in Nature examining the use of specialized sensors to detect highly contagious diseases and biological weapons. With the current global pandemic highlighting the rapid spread and significant impact of disease, the researchers wanted to present a wide array of electrochemical methods and platforms for the detection of the globe's most impactful diseases. The...

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UNB research team recognized with best paper award from IBM

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Posted: February 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Partnerships , Publications , Accolades



Britta Sennewald, a UNB graduate student in computer science, and Dr. Kenneth Kent, professor of computer science, were recognized with the Best Paper award at the 30th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON'20) for their work, Voting for Authorship Attribution Applied to Dark Web Data. The paper was also authored by Rainer Herpers and Marco Hülsmann, both at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (BRSU). Ms. Sennewald previously...

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UNB researcher awarded editor’s choice recognition for quantum gravity article

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Posted: February 19, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Publications , Accolades



Banner image: NASA image of the Crab Nebula, which was formed by a star going supernova, that combines data from five different telescopes. Read more about the nebula on NASA's site. Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing is one of three authors of a paper titled, “Resolving the H0tension with diffusion,” published in General Relativity and Gravitation 53, 7, that recently received the issue’s Editor’s Choice designation from the journal. We asked him to tell us a bit about himself,...

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UNB graduate wins award for journal article along his journey to clean the world's water

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Posted: October 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Publications , Accolades , Research



UNB alumnus Ogbogu Kalu has been awarded a 2019 Acta Student Award valued at $2,000 for a paper authored as a graduate student at UNB. Mr. Kalu completed a bachelor of engineering at UNB in 2016, and his master of science in engineering in 2018. He currently works for Michelin in Bridgewater, N.S.Mr. Kalu’s paper, “A novel approach to the sol-gel synthesis of titanium dioxide-coated SBA-16 type silica mesoporous microspheres for water purification,” was published in Acta...

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