Space historian set to publish research spanning more than two decades when $10-billion successor to Hubble Telescope launches in March 2021.

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December
2019

After 12 years of delays, NASA announced last month that the $10-billion James Webb Telescope was finally assembled.

The successor to the Hubble Telescope, which has been in orbit for almost 30 years, the Webb is touted by NASA as “the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide” and transmitting images of “every phase in the history of our universe” while looking for signs of life beyond our solar system.

When it finally launches in March 2021, University of Alberta space historian Robert Smith will follow the Webb’s every move, as he has done since the inception of the project more than 20 years ago.

Smith is recognized as the on-the-scene historian of this enormously complex collaboration among thousands of scientists at NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. As...

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December
2019
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DNA testing for siblings of children with autism may predict diagnosis before symptoms appear

Ten-year study is first to measure predictive value of genetic alterations related to autism spectrum disorder.

New research led by the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Alberta shows that testing
05
December
2019
| 19:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Edmonton company headed by U of A cancer researcher secures $109M partnership to create new inflammatory disease therapies

Work will accelerate other University of Alberta research to create new drugs to block the spread of cancer.

An Edmonton company headed by a University of Alberta cancer researcher is developing new therapies
05
December
2019
| 14:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Fentanyl now seen by correctional officers as greatest risk to their safety in prisons

First study in Canada to look at impact of new opioids in prisons determines drug crisis “dramatically different” from previous ones.

Fentanyl and other new opioids are drastically altering the lives of inmates and correctional
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December
2019
| 19:40 America/Tegucigalpa

New video game has players solve auditory puzzles to figure out fate of future Earth

Designed by U of A composer, “The Lost Garden” puts a sonic twist on classic puzzle game genre.

If you’ve always been more intrigued by sound than motion in video games, a new game by University