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Convalescent plasma doesn’t help severely ill COVID-19 patients, Canadian study shows

Blood transfusions from people who recovered from the disease didn’t help patients improve — and in some cases made them sicker, according to a major clinical trial.

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Even better than the real thing: Simulated, anonymized data could be key to health-care innovations

Synthetic data based on real health records ensures confidentiality and could be used to train students, test products and predict impact of policies, says researcher.

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Leaders need moral courage now more than ever amid ethical dilemmas, says Roméo Dallaire

The former UN force commander and Canadian senator will lead a series of “critical conversations” on the mental health impact of moral injury and the need for human connection to help us all cope with tumultuous times.

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Research Highlights


Energy channelled by space weather favours the north, new study shows


U of A researchers discover one of our cellular building blocks acts as a gel, not liquid as previously believed

U of A oncology researcher John Mackey (left) and cell biologist Luc Berthiaume

Target of new cancer treatment valid for breast as well as blood cancers: study

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Impact & Initiatives

Michael Lounsbury

Pilot program aims to give high schoolers a head start on becoming entrepreneurs


Canadian-led project saves lives in Somalia through innovative solar-powered oxygen system


U of A’s innovative wheat-breeding program gets $2M funding boost

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News Release: Nine Alberta post-secondary institutions enhance safety measures

University back-to-school story ideas for a fall term unlike any other

Institutional Statement About China Relations

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