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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

90-million-year-old embryo from 'exceedingly rare' Gigantoraptor discovered

Twenty-five years ago, a mysterious egg was discovered. For a good portion of that time, the unknown specimen that failed to hatch has been studied by paleontologists of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Finally, the dinosaur embryo has been identified and given a scientific name, and researchers say the discovery is more profound than they once thought.[...]

Could there be a 'social vaccine' for malaria?

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) Malaria is a global killer and a world health concern. But while millions of dollars are spent each year searching for innovative health solutions, new research from the University...Show More Summary

UAlberta brings rehabilitation to China with new partnership

(University of Alberta) New branch campus and other opportunities in the works for Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries: U of A study

(University of Alberta) UAlberta neuroscientists find that blocking a specific enzyme and putting more oxygen through the spinal cord produces better blood flow, ultimately improving motor function such as walking.

Headless Duck-Billed Dinosaur Reunited with Skull

Corythosaurus Fossil Gets its Head Back Scientists from the University of Alberta have been able to reunite the fossilised body of a Corythosaurus to its head, nearly one hundred years after the skull fossil was removed from the dig site. Researchers have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull (C. excavatus) from the university’s

Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later

(University of Alberta) Researchers at the University of Alberta have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull from the university's Paleontology Museum that had been collected in 1920 by George Sternberg to the headless dinosaur.

More women with atrial fibrillation die after ER discharge than men

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A new study from the University of Alberta adds to the growing evidence that women with cardiovascular disease may receive different health care from men -- and experience worse...Show More Summary

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.

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