Team Calgary Wins Best-in-Fair!
Congratulations to our Canada Wide Science Fair team this year. We proudly delivered in Regina, winning two of three Platinum Awards and the Best in Fair! Additionally, Team Calgary won 3 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze Medals, bringing home over $90,000 in awards.
Have a look at the team and their results:
Linalyl Acetate: A Novel Phytochemical Based Alternative to NSAIDs
NSAIDs are analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs that cause alarming side effects on the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, and cardiovascular system. This study investigates linalyl acetate, present in lavender, as a phytochemical based alternative to NSAIDs. Linalyl acetate is a safe, affordable, and effective alternative solution for the millions who have to make a choice between debilitating pain and the risks of NSAIDs.
A Novel Biosensor for the Detection of CNS Injuries
In this project, an electrode-based biosensor was developed to measure the concentration of the S100B protein which is correlated with central nervous system injuries such as concussion, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. The non-invasive, portable, and highly selective CNS injury biosensor will allow diagnosis by a finger-prick blood test within 30 minutes in under $10.