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Sometimes Ordinary Sky Gazers Discover What Experts Cannot

Several avid northern lights watchers who call themselves Alberta Aurora Chasers on Facebook were sharing photographs at a talk when a professor at the University of Calgary noticed something strange. The citizen scientists were referring to a purple streak of light as a "proton arc," but no proton auroras are...

Research moves closer to unravelling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis

(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism --...Show More Summary

UAlberta-China partnerships bolster energy and environment research

(University of Alberta) UAlberta partners with top Chinese institution, Tsinghua University, to create Joint Research Centre for Future Energy and Environment during recent Alberta mission.

Sea scorpions: The original sea monster

(University of Alberta) Related to both modern scorpions and horseshow crabs, sea scorpions had thin, flexible bodies. Some species also had pinching claws and could grow up to three metres in length. New research by University of Alberta...Show More Summary

How polar bears find their prey

(University of Alberta) Researchers at the University of Alberta have demystified the way that polar bears search for their typical prey of ringed seals. The answer, it turns out, is simple: they follow their nose using the power of wind.

Canadian Ice Core Collection Vital For Understanding Climate Change Melts After Lab Freezer Breaks

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The precious cache of samples was lost when a freezer malfunctioned, officials at Canada’s University of Alberta revealed.

New species of arowana (osteoglossid fish) discovered from the eocene of China

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Dr. ZHANG Jiangyong from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology and Dr. Mark Wilson from University of Alberta reported a new species of osteoglossid fish, Scleropages sinensis sp. Show More Summary

Pet ownership may prevent allergies and obesity in children: Study

There is no better time than now to be a pet owner, according to a University of Alberta study on the effects of pet exposure on allergies and obesity in children. They do advise, however, not to go out and … The post Pet ownership may prevent allergies and obesity in children: Study appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Moose tracking: There's an app for that.

(University of Alberta) Ecologists in the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences have developed an app to improve population modeling for moose, asking hunters record the number of moose they see while hunting in Alberta.

University Held Ancient Ice. Then the Freezer Broke

It's about the worst thing imaginable for researchers studying ancient ice collected from the Arctic: a freezer failure. But that's exactly what happened at the University of Alberta in Canada, reports the CBC. School officials say they lost about 13% of their ice core samples—part of the Canadian Ice...

Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families...Show More Summary

University president fully supports institute that linked gov’t website for school kids to ‘gay’ smut

The University of Alberta's David Turpin responded to family groups by defending the Institute for Sexual Minorities Studies and Services' work on homosexuality.

Study finds one in eight Calgary homes exceed Health Canada's acceptable radon level

(University of Calgary) Radon gas is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas that has been linked to lung cancer. University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, researchers have proven it's prevalent throughout southern Alberta homes. Show More Summary

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...

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