The fossilized skeleton of the newly discovered snake species Hibernophis breithaupti, which lived 38 million years ago in what is now western Wyoming, reveals insights into the evolution and social behaviour of its modern descendants. (Photo: Jasmine Croghan)
Science and Technology, Research

Newly discovered snake species provides insight into reptile social behaviour and development

Four unusually well-preserved snake specimens deepen our understanding of an entire category of snakes and the way they behave.

Law professor Florence Ashley is co-author of a short essay in the journal Nature outlining the concept of “gender modality,” which Ashley coined in 2019, in hopes it will circulate more widely to help researchers reflect the nuances of gender identity. (Photo: Supplied)
Society and Culture

Beyond binary: expanding the language of gender

Law professor coins a new term to accommodate the full spectrum of gender identity.

Elders, Knowledge Keepers and members of the Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation and three other First Nations communities in Alberta are partnering with U of A researchers to co-create a wellness program based on sharing cultural knowledge to give participants tools to take care of their health. (Photo: Charice Chan)
Research, Health And Wellness

‘In order to be healthy, you have to know who you are’

Elders share cultural knowledge with First Nations youth in wellness-focused pilot projects.

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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