Simon Fraser University (commonly referred to as SFU) is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey.
Study questions existence of housekeeping genes
In a study to better understand the role of the body's "housekeeping" genes, scientists in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University scoured every existing ...
Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors
Recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 per cent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. ...
Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural
In their second study to be published in just over a year, an SFU led team of scientists has discovered that ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers.
Sugar key to cellular protein protection and viability
A Simon Fraser University laboratory's breakthrough in understanding how a specialized sugar regulates protein levels in our cells could generate new targets for therapies to treat diseases caused by improper protein regulation. ...
Home-based, rather than public, chargers are key to increasing electric vehicles' popularity
A Simon Fraser University Faculty of Environment researcher says a new study he conducted with graduate students has important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the electric vehicle ...
Study recommends closing the high seas to fishing
Simon Fraser University biologist Isabelle Côté has co-authored a new study that finds little would be lost by eliminating high seas fishing.
Orangutans take the logging road
A new discovery by a Simon Fraser University doctoral student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, published in Oryx, demonstrates that orangutans may be even more adaptable than he fir ...
Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
An international research team, including researchers from Simon Fraser University, has determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes (Anopheles genus)—the sole carriers of human malaria—providing new in ...
Scientists develop first effective and affordable bedbug bait and trap
The world owes a debt of gratitude to Simon Fraser University biologist Regine Gries. Her arms have provided a blood meal for more than a thousand bedbugs each week for five years while she and her husband, ...
New algorithm a Christmas gift to 3-D printing—and the environment
Just in time for Christmas, Simon Fraser University computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world's first algorithm ...
Employees open about religion in the workplace more satisfied
New research from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business indicates that organizations could benefit by encouraging employees to talk about their religion in the workplace.
Public relatively uninformed about climate policies—and maybe that's okay
According to a new study authored by a trio of Simon Fraser University researchers, British Columbians know little about climate policies and their likely effectiveness.
Bodies at sea: Ocean oxygen levels may impact scavenger response
An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to Simon Fraser University researchers in a new study published this week ...
Star Trekish, rafting scientists make bold discovery on Fraser River
A Simon Fraser University-led research team studying river flow in bedrock canyons for the first time has discovered that previous conceptions of flow and incision in bedrock-rivers are wrong.
Research helps steer mites from bees
A Simon Fraser University chemistry professor has found a way to sway mites from their damaging effects on bees that care and feed the all-important queen bee.