News Archive

December 22, 2011

Tackling malaria: Christian Frech and Jack Chen isolate genes unique to the parasite
Simon Fraser University researchers in biology and computing sciences are starting to piece together a picture that may help scientists and doctors save more than a million lives annually... read more

December 21, 2011

Adjunct Gregg Morin's study discovers link between single gene mutation and cancer
B.C. researchers have discovered that a single gene mutation is associated with several seemingly unrelated cancers that have never been linked before.... read more

December 16, 2011

Findings led by Rob Holt one of TIME's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs
A medical discovery involving three Simon Fraser University scientists is on Time Magazine’s top 10-list of medical breakthroughs in 2011... read more

November 30, 2011

Deep Space, Worms and Humans - Bob Johnsen, Baillie Lab
A colony of worms that survived six months in space in 2006 could be good indicators of how long humans might manage in space, according to a pair of Simon Fraser University scientists who continue to study them... read more

November 9, 2011

Finding E. coli’s Achilles heel
Thanks to the work of a Simon Fraser University researcher and two of his students, science is closer to finding a new way of combatting infections... read more

October 17, 2011

Rob Holt's findings may shed a light to colon cancer
Two new studies, one of them involving Simon Fraser University researchers, have uncovered the first link between human colorectal cancer and a specific microorganism... read more

October 13, 2011

SFU HIV research team tracks South African teens
A trio of Simon Fraser University researchers has been awarded over $2 million through the federal government’s Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program to carry out research related to health, mathematics learning, and global communication... read more

October 6, 2011

Honors MBB grad eyes humanitarian career
It’s a good thing Anees Bahji isn’t hardwired for busting moves. Otherwise the humanitarian non-profit Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), might be short another future conscript willing to take his skills to places ravaged by war, poverty and natural disasters... read more

September 12, 2011

Steven Jones named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Steven Jones, a Simon Fraser University molecular biology and biochemistry (MBB) professor and head of bioinformatics at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada... read more

July 27, 2011

Scientists strike genetic gold in lymphoma study
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA), including several from Simon Fraser University, have uncovered information that could help oncologists prevent Canada’s fifth most common cancer from even gaining a foothold in people... read more

May 26, 2011

Renowned biologist shares 'the beauty of cells' and discusses using green algae (Chlamydomonas) for research in the online journal Numéro Cinq.
Cell biologist and professor Lynne Quarmby figures she has 10,727 more days to live before her own cells finally give out—if she avoids the proverbial bus and reaches the Canadian female life expectancy of 82.7 years... read more

February 24, 2011

Alberni TB outbreak linked to crack cocaine use
Crack cocaine use is linked to the tuberculosis outbreak in Port Alberni,  a Simon Fraser news release is reporting. According to the release, researchers at SFU are the first to combine bacterial gene analysis with social networking surveys to track down the origins of a TB outbreak in a B.C. community... read more