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April 26, 2019
'We're really looking at how do we understand the signals that a human is giving'
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories and University Hospital Foundation partner with the U of A to help unlock dementia-related enigmas.
March 8, 2019
Actor Luke Perry died this week at age of 52, after having a stroke. His death has prompted many questions about stroke risk factors. Dr. Thomas Jeerakathil joined Mike Sobel to share the facts.
February 22, 2019
Discovery of viral culprit may open new areas of research to develop potential therapies.
February 7, 2019
U of A medical researchers take significant step toward improving cancer care.
January 11, 2019
Discovery unlocks potential new target for personalized treatment.
December 12, 2018
Results highlight importance of weight management and blood sugar control during pregnancy to future health of children, say U of A researchers.
November 15, 2018
U of A researchers add practical information on website to provide resources and help health pregnant women learn critical self-care skills.
November 8, 2018
As many as 26 per cent of women who get silicone breast implants are likely to develop an autoimmune disease.
October 25, 2018
Last year’s flu season was bad, and more people may be at risk this year, but you can help protect them by getting a flu shot, says U of A infectious disease expert.