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Three-year, $3.7-million grant agreement with Alberta government boosts capacity for research that will benefit farmers and consumers.

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October
2020

The University of Alberta’s agricultural research capacity is being strengthened as it welcomes key programs being transferred from the Government of Alberta.

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) is bringing on board research programs focused on several aspects of agriculture, including beef genomics, livestock feed, dairy production, poultry innovation and cereal agronomy. 

The three-year, $3.7-million grant agreement with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry also provides financial support for increased capacity for scientists who have been actively engaged in this research to join the university, including John Basarab (beef genomics and feed efficiency), Marcos Colazo (reproductive management in beef and dairy cattle), Valerie Carney (poultry innovation project lead) and Sheri Strydhorst (cereal agron...

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October
2020
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Some vaccines should be mandatory but not COVID-19, says U of A expert

Health law professor Ubaka Ogbogu advises policy makers focus on clear information and ensuring equitable access to vaccines.

Canada should have a mandatory vaccination policy for childhood infectious diseases where vaccines
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October
2020
| 08:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory therapy shows promise in slowing progression of multiple sclerosis

Study shows using intranasal delivery method may reduce inflammation in the brain.

Intranasal administration of an anti-inflammatory drug helped reduce disease progression in a
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October
2020
| 08:46 America/Tegucigalpa

U of A launches free online course on science literacy

New course teaches learners how to think critically about science—and how to tell the difference between sound scientific studies and pseudoscience.

We are often told not to believe everything we read online or see on TV, but how do we tell the
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October
2020
| 07:51 America/Tegucigalpa

Twenty per cent increase in flu vaccinations an ambitious but attainable goal: pharmacy researcher

U of A professor says COVID-19 crisis has provided much-needed public education in how vaccines can prevent deadly viruses.

A pharmacy researcher predicts more of us will roll up our sleeves for the influenza vaccine this