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Peroxisomes identified as 'fighters' in the battle against bacterial infections

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have found that peroxisomes are required for cells in the innate immune response to bacteria and fungi. Research Associate Francesca Di Cara, together...Show More Summary

Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle

(University of Alberta) New research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its stead. The discovery by graduate student Aaron van der Reest leaves North America's paleontology community in upheaval.

Blocking the back-door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A natural healing mechanism of the body may be reducing the efficiency of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients, according to a new study. Research led by scientists at the University...Show More Summary

UAlberta and McGill scientists uncover a hidden calcium cholesterol connection

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) It's well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health -- cholesterol.Scientists...Show More Summary

Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

(University of Alberta) A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.The research team found a way to delete and replace out-of-place atoms that had been preventing new revolutionary circuitry designs from working. Show More Summary

Deep Learning Algorithm Diagnoses Schizophrenia from fMRI Scans

A scientific collaboration between researchers at IBM and the University of Alberta in Canada has come up with a software tool that analyzes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of patient brains and with 74% accuracy diagnoses schizophrenia. Moreover, the software’s algorithms were also able to reasonably estimate how bad the symptoms of the disease were […]

Study offers potential diagnostic and prognostic tools for HIV-associated neurocognitiv

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) UAlberta researchers believe they have a clearer picture of why people living with HIV so commonly suffer from dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. They found a number of critical peroxisomal proteins were virtually absent in the brains of HIV patients. Show More Summary

Birds in Alberta oil fields forced to raise imposters at alarming rate

Alberta's oil and gas infrastructure is providing a great living to the brown-headed cowbird, a bird species that tricks other songbirds into raising its young, a new University of Manitoba study finds.

Paleontologists solve pterosaur pelvis puzzle

(University of Alberta) Following a discovery in 2015 in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park, Greg Funston puzzled for two years over a mysterious bone trying to identify the species of the animal -- as well as the part of the body -- the bone belonged to.

Improving cardiac ICU outcomes through specialized 24/7 care

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Around-the-clock care from senior physicians helped reduce major complications in cardiac surgery patients as compared to receiving care from resident physicians, according to a new University of Alberta study. Show More Summary

Alphabet’s AI arm DeepMind opens research lab in Canada, first outside the U.K.

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Alphabet’s artificial intelligence (AI) subsidiary DeepMind has opened its first international research lab in Edmonton, Canada, in partnership with the University of Alberta (UAlberta). This move represents the company’s first research hub outside the U.K. Show More Summary

Review: Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Calgary — University Northwest

2 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

On my second night in Alberta, I stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Calgary — University Northwest hotel property, as it was located literally meters north of Trans-Canada Highway 1 in Calgary — where it is not a limited access...Show More Summary

UAlberta program found to lessen depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth has been found in a new study to significantly lessen cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Show More Summary

Mathematical modeling uncovers mysteries of HIV infection in the brain

(University of Alberta) After uncovering the progression of HIV infection in the brain thanks to a new mathematical model developed by a UAlberta research team, clinicians and researchers are developing a nasal spray to administer drugs more effectively.

Female elk can learn to avoid hunters with age

(PLOS) As female elk get older, they adopt strategies for avoiding hunters in Canada, according to a study published June 14, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Henrik Thurfjell from University of Alberta, Canada, and colleagues.

New blood test uses nanotechnology to predict aggressive prostate cancer accurately

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A new diagnostic developed by Alberta scientists will allow men to bypass painful biopsies to test for aggressive prostate cancer. The test incorporates a unique nanotechnology platform to make the diagnostic using only a single drop of blood, and is significantly more accurate than current screening methods.

Revolutionary U of A biopsy-reading invention reaches the masses

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A groundbreaking University of Alberta invention that will impact transplant patients' outcomes -- and possibly cancer outcomes in the future -- is poised to become widely available...Show More Summary

Home blood pressure monitors inaccurate 70 percent of the time: Study

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Seventy percent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate, which could cause serious implications for people who rely on them to make informed health decisions, new UAlberta research reveals.

Petition to House of Commons to Fix Crown Copyright

University of Alberta Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk is asking people to sign the petition she started to get the Canadian government to fix Crown copyright.Her text has quickly been shared on social media and various librarian discussion lists:"Canada is one of many countries stating a commitment to Open Government. Show More Summary

The Woman Priest review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Sylvain Maréchal's slim 1801 novella, The Woman Priest, out last year from the University of Alberta Press. Maréchal is a pretty interesting secondary literary figure from...Show More Summary

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