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Possible new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis found by U of A researchers

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) In the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), U of A researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may to be blame for the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment.

Moire superstructures created using block copolymers

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has developed a way to create moiré superstructures using block copolymers. In their paper published in the journal ACS Nano, the team describes the technique, the ways it can be modified and possible uses for the end product.

Light Used to Activate Select Proteins Inside Living Cells

At the University of Alberta in Canada, researchers have devised a way of activating proteins inside a living cell using a beam of light. This will allow scientists to study how the activation of certain proteins affects the functionality of a cell. Show More Summary

Zeroing in on the Zika virus

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Hobman has been announced as one of three Canadian scientists who have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for their teams to study the Zika virus. Show More Summary

Biochemists develop new way to control cell biology with light

(University of Alberta) Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light.The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two pieces when exposed to light, allowing scientists to study and manipulate activity inside cells in new and different ways.

Biochemists develop new way to control cell biology with light

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light.

This star is orbiting insanely close to a black hole

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But they get along just fine X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Alberta/A.Bahramian et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss. An artist’s impression of a white dwarf star (left) in orbit around a black hole and so close that much of its material is being pulled away. Harry and Sally. Tristan and...

The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west

New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and University of Alberta Professor Duane Froese has identified North America's oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ago, during a previous ice age.

The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west

(University of California - Santa Cruz) New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and University of Alberta Professor Duane Froese has identified North America's oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ago, during a previous ice age.

Research partnership to transform Mexico's hydrocarbon sector

(University of Alberta) UAlberta awarded $14 million for research collaborations to improve cross-continent energy sustainability.

University of Alberta research may provide solutions for the future treatment of diabetes

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) In a study published in the journal Diabetes, researchers at the University of Alberta found that feeding resveratrol to obese mice over a period of 6 weeks altered the makeup of the bacteria in their intestines, improving glucose tolerance. Show More Summary

7 strange causes of hearing loss

Hearing loss is becoming a common health issue, and while you may be aware of the common causes of hearing damage, have you ever considered some of the more unusual ones? In a recent study from the University of Alberta, … The post 7 strange causes of hearing loss appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

New hope for treating heart failure

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Heart failure patients who are getting by on existing drug therapies can look forward to a far more effective medicine in the next five years or so, thanks to University of Alberta researchers.

How molecular machines may drive the future of disease detection and drug delivery

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) In a study published in Nature Communications, University of Alberta researchers describe the creation of synthetic DNA motors in living cells. The process demonstrates how DNA motors can be used to accomplish specific and focused biological functions in live cells. Show More Summary

Artificial sweetener reveals how much pee is in the average pool

Environmental toxicologists at the University of Alberta, Edmonton have tallied how much pee is in commercial-sized swimming pools. Continue reading ? The post Artificial sweetener reveals how much pee is in the average pool appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How dinosaurs learned to stand on their own two feet

Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have developed a new theory to explain why the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs stopped moving about on all fours and rose up on just their two hind legs.

Researchers investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

(University of Alberta) Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have developed a new theory to explain why the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs stopped moving about on all fours and rose up on just their two hind legs.

How much pee is in your local swimming pool? Study finds out

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Ever wonder how much pee is in the pool you're swimming in? If not, sorry to bring it up. But a study was just done by researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada to determine the amount of tinkle in the average public swimming...Show More Summary

Skill trumps luck

(University of Alberta) A team of computing scientists is once again capturing the world's collective fascination with artificial intelligence. In a historic result for the flourishing AI research community, the team has developed an AI system called DeepStack that defeated professional poker players in December 2016. Show More Summary

How Much Pee Is In This Pool? Chemistry Has Answers, If You Dare

By Reid Carlson on SwimSwam Do you want to know how much pee you're swimming in? A scientist at the University of Alberta has some answers for you. (Those who wish to remain blissfully ignorant, keep scrolling.) Read the full story on SwimSwam: How Much Pee Is In This Pool? Chemistry Has Answers, If You Dare

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