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Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizures

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) New research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism, says a leading oncologist and researcher at the University of Alberta.

Imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumours

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) UAlberta researchers have created two new imaging agents that could help physicians visualize the formation of tumour-associated blood vessels, keep track of tumour growth and possibly generate new therapies.

Does your back feel stiff? Well, it may not actually be stiff, UAlberta study finds

(University of Alberta) Feeling of stiffness may mean something else is going on in the back.

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Indigenous Canada

The University of Alberta has developed a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled Indigenous Canada: "From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical...Show More Summary

UAlberta chemist creates next generation of neuroscience tools

(University of Alberta) UAlberta chemistry professor Robert Campbell is developing new ways to see and manipulate the activity of neurons in the brain, which could revolutionize the way we understand the organ that controls most of the activities of the body.

Wolf behaviour undeterred by tailings ponds and pit mines

(University of Alberta) New UAlberta research shows that predation rates of moose have increased near areas of high human disturbance, but low human activity, such as tailings ponds and pit mines.

Baby boomer squirrels master tricky timing

(University of Alberta) Female squirrels who align their reproduction to take advantage of food-rich years and align have more pups that survive to maturity, according to new research from UAlberta biologists

New equipment maps brain activity and blood flow in state-of-the-art neuroscience lab

(University of Alberta) The optical brain-imaging tool, called the Imagent, comes to the University of Alberta as the result of new funding for neuroscientist Kyle Mathewson, from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) initiative.

Climate game changer

(University of Alberta) New research from University of Alberta and University of Vienna microbiologists provides unparalleled insight into the Earth's nitrogen cycle, identifying and characterizing the ammonia-oxidizing microbe, Nitrospira inopinata.

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

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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.

3 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

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