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Science Talks: Chasing a cure: New tools in the fight against COVID-19
In this talk, hear from Frederick West, acting dean of the Faculty of Science, and graduate student Ahmed Oraby, who share their progress in finding new antiviral drugs for clinical trials against COVID-19—building from their discovery of new compounds that were originally identified as potential leads for treatment of seasonal respiratory infections.

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Time: 12:00pm (noon)



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Science Talks: Brain immune cells - the new frontier in neurodegeneration

New genetic markers found on immune cells in the brain offer clues about who is more at risk - and what factors might protect them. Innovative new research is examining immune cells in the brain: what they do; their role in neurodegeneration; and how they can be used as a therapeutic target. Join Matthew Macauley, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, to learn about immune cells in the brain and the important role they play in Alzheimer's disease.
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Science Talks: Sleep to Remember
Sleep is a mysterious but important behaviour for all animals. The ever-changing dynamics of brain activity during sleep suggest that rest serves a fundamental purpose for neural function. One hypothesis is that sleep helps us to solidify new and important memories. Join Clayton Dickson, professor in the Department of Psychology, to learn what studying brain rhythms can tell us about making longer-lasting memories. 
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Science Talks: The Evolution of Ethics in AI
Enhance your digital literacy by joining University of Alberta professors Eleni Stroulia and Nidhi Hegde for a discussion on how AI is affecting our day to day existence. Learn how artificial intelligence generates, collects and uses personal data to make decisions on your behalf in areas such as finance, justice and access to resources. Find out what aspects of digital privacy to watch out for and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

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