Researcher Saiful Hoque’s study of fabrics and fibres shows how to make firefighters’ clothing safer. (Photo: Naimur Rahman)
Science and Technology, Research, Health And Wellness

Research comes to the rescue to make firefighters’ clothing safer

Some fibres used in protective gear break down when exposed to warm water, studies show.

The Stuttering Commons project questions the dominance of a medicalized approach to stuttering. (Photo: Getty Images)
Society and Culture, Health And Wellness

Reimagine stuttering

A new project in disfluency studies casts the speech disorder in a new light.

Many consumers check online consumer reviews before making a purchase, but gauging the reliability of the reviews can be tricky, according to U of A research (Photo: Getty Images)

Five Stars? Really?

Consumers inflate overall ratings when asked to rate various aspects of their experience online.

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Michael Houghton Awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

University of Alberta virologist awarded Nobel Prize

Michael Houghton wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus.

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Science and Technology, Research

U of A Nobel winner’s impact extends from personal to global

Research, Science and Technology

COVID-19 has ‘created a new paradigm for developing vaccines,’ says U of A Nobel winner

Research, Health And Wellness

Michael Houghton reacts to receiving Nobel Prize