Program 11

AIRDATE:03/27/01

PROMO: Dr. Peter Clark, Professor of Chemistry, University of Calgary, and Director and CEO, Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd.
Interviews from Research Revelations 2001, University of Alberta
John Mercer, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and joint appointment in Oncology in Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta.
Priscilla Koop, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Alberta
Nonni Jackson, Third Year Honours Student, Native Studies, University of Alberta
Peter Damiano, PhD Candidate, Dept of Physics, University of Alberta,

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TITLE: Dr. Peter Clark, Professor of Chemistry, University of Calgary, and Director and CEO, Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd.
SUBJECT: #11 Using Sulphur to Make Electricity
SYNOPSIS: Sulphur is a byproduct of oil and gas production. Mountains of sulphur are stockpiled in Alberta and markets are already diminished because of a global glut of the yellow powder. Expansion of the oilsands will produce even more sulphur. What are we going to do with the stuff?

One person looking at alternative uses for sulphur is Dr. Peter Clark of the University of Calgary. Preliminary research suggests sulphur could be used to generate electricity, supplying as much as 20 percent of Alberta's power needs. The process Peter is developing also involves the sequestering of carbon dioxide, a major climate change concern.

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TITLE: Dr. John Mercer,Associate Professor of Pharmacy and joint appointment in Oncology in Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #11 Research Revelations 2001
SYNOPSIS: Along with his colleagues, John Mercer is involved in a research project that would deliver cancer fighting substances directly into tumour cells of women suffering from ovarian cancer, thereby avoiding harm to healthy cells.

POSTER: A Three Step Strategy for Targeting Drug Carriers to Human ovarian Carcinoma Cells


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TITLE: Priscilla Koop, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #11 Research Revelations 2001
SYNOPSIS: With cutbacks in hospital beds and the increased dependence on homecare, the pressure of caring for terminal patients is taking its toll on family members. Priscilla Koop is researching how to best offer relief to these people so they don't become exhausted and sick as well.

POSTER: Home-Based Family Caregiving: The Respite Experience and Home-Based Family Caregiving: Bereavement Outcomes


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TITLE: Nonni Jackson, Third Year Honours Student, Native Studies, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #11 Research Revelations 2001
SYNOPSIS: Nonni Jackson

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TITLE: Peter Damiano, PhD Candidate, Dept of Physics, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #11 Research Revelations 2001
SYNOPSIS: Peter Damiano is researching the earth's electromagnetisphere with an eye to predicting aurora borealis. His research was highlighted in a poster display at the U of A's Research Revelations 2001.

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