Health & Wellness

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

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October
2020

By GILLIAN RUTHERFORD

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27
October
2020
| 08:24 America/Tegucigalpa

Study identifies biomarkers that could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool

How COVID-19 affects concentration of certain metabolites could also pinpoint who is most at-risk of death and even lead to a secondary therapy that could improve disease outcomes.

By MICHAEL BROWN The concentration of specific metabolites in the blood could act as the foundation for a quick, inexpensive blood test that detects not only the presence of COVID-19 but which
27
October
2020
| 08:05 America/Tegucigalpa

Low quantity and quality of muscle predicts poor outcomes in colon cancer surgery

New study suggests interventions to help patients build muscle before surgery may improve their outcomes.

Carla Prado’s lab created this video explaining need-to-know facts about the impact of nutrition on the human body, and the role it has in preventing and treating low muscle mass. “We’re missing
22
October
2020
| 06:00 America/Tegucigalpa

New treatment for blood cancer works by selectively interfering with cancer cell signalling: study

U of A research sets the stage for imminent human trials of B-cell lymphoma treatment.

By GILLIAN RUTHERFORD
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October
2020
| 17:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Provincial funding boosts U of A research on autonomous systems to improve health, transportation and industry

Technology driven by data and AI among four innovative U of A research projects receiving funding.

By MICHAEL BROWN
21
October
2020
| 12:40 America/Tegucigalpa

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

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

By MICHAEL BROWN
20
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.

By ADRIANNA MacPHERSON
13
October
2020
| 08:27 America/Tegucigalpa

New study shows which medical procedures pose COVID-19 risk to health-care providers

Research review determines aerosol-generating procedures that require enhanced personal protective equipment.

By GILLIAN RUTHERFORD
09
October
2020
| 11:42 America/Tegucigalpa

Scientists develop new tools to study the immune system

New research lays foundation for future breakthroughs in fighting neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

By KATIE WILLIS
08
October
2020
| 08:00 America/Tegucigalpa

FDA approves new drug to treat common form of muscular dystrophy based on research from U of A scientist

Created using synthetic DNA, viltolarsen is an excellent example of precision medicine.

By RYAN O'BYRNE
06
October
2020
| 08:00 America/Tegucigalpa

Ketones buy time for a failing heart but are just more fuel for a healthy one: study

Giving the heart more ketones makes it produce more energy but doesn’t make it more efficient, U of A researcher finds.

By MICHAEL BROWN
05
October
2020
| 07:18 America/Tegucigalpa

University of Alberta virologist awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Michael Houghton discovered hepatitis C virus and now is developing a vaccine.

Michael Houghton was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today in recognition of his discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus. His discovery with colleagues Qui-Lim Choo and