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October 7, 2021

Queen's In The News Thursday, October 7, 2021

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Crudden, Cathleen
  • Arts and Science
  • Chemistry
Nature: ‘Elegant’ catalysts that tell left from right scoop chemistry Nobel
Dr. Crudden talks about two researchers who developed techniques to speed up and control chemical reactions and have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She says their breakthrough was a conceptual shift. Until their breakthroughs, the common wisdom among chemists was that a catalyst that synthesizes chiral molecules (those of a particular handedness) had to either be an enzyme or contain a transition metal such as iron.
David Hauser
  • Arts and Science
  • Psychology
USA Today: Characterizing cancer as a 'war' assumes it can be won. Is that too simple?
Dr. Hauser says a lot of cancer patients find this survivorship language of "fighting or battling cancer" to be an incredibly inept description of their experience.
Melinda Jennifer Gooderham
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
Korea Biomedical Review: ‘Skyrizi, 1st-line treatment for most psoriasis patients’
Dr. Gooderham talks about a type of biologic drug treatment to treat psoriasis.
Lamp, Nicolas
  • Law
Fortune Magazine: What to know what future battles over globalization will be about? Look to the chip shortage
Prof. Lamp co-writes an article on the politics of globalization.
Rose, Jonathan
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
CKWS/Global Kingston: Kingston councillor calls for electoral reform after withdrawing as a provincial candidate
Dr. Rose says one option for potential electoral reform is a minority government, because the government must rely on the support of other parties. Those parties could say they will only support the government if they promise an electoral reform package. That's how change can occur.
Christopher Spencer
  • Arts and Science
  • Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
EOS: Extinct Style of Plate Tectonics Explains Early Earth’s Flat Mountains
Dr. Spencer says mountains during the Proterozoic were different from mountains at any other time in Earth’s history.

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