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Project out of Rehab Robotics Lab allows patients to heal at home by bringing specialized care to remote clinics.

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2020

A new University of Alberta project is breaking down health-care barriers in rural communities by using technology to connect patients with the clinicians and urban specialists who treat them.

“Right now, many Albertans are at a disadvantage just because of where they live. Instead of being able to visit their local clinic or hospital, rural patients have to travel long distances on their own dime to access these same services,” said Courtenay Badran, project co-ordinator in the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab in the U of A’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. 

About 24 per cent of Albertans live outside of major cities, which means about one million people don’t have access to specialized rehabilitation services in their own communities.

“Ideally, these individuals should be able to get the care they need in their own communitie...

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February
2020
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Sights and sounds of slot machines increase allure of gambling, study shows

Cues like coin-dropping sounds and dollar symbols can make slot machines more attractive—and winning more memorable, U of A psychology researchers find.

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play—and your
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February
2020
| 14:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Alberta’s switch to biosimilar drugs may pose legal challenges for doctors

Prescribing cheaper medications for arthritis, diabetes or Crohn’s disease could be at odds with physicians’ legal requirement to act in patients’ best interest, say U of A legal researchers.

The Alberta government’s plan for many arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease patients to switch
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February
2020
| 19:15 America/Tegucigalpa

‘Never boring’: New book recounts life and legacy of composer Malcolm Forsyth

Celebrated classical composer and U of A music professor remembered by family, friends, colleagues and students.

Malcolm Forsyth was on death’s door when he attended the premiere of his choral composition, “A
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February
2020
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U of A scientist lending expertise to NASA Mars 2020 rover mission

Mission will mark first attempt to collect samples from Mars for potential return to Earth.

A University of Alberta scientist has been chosen for a key role in NASA’s Mars 2020 mission. The