Researchers team up to speed up nerve regeneration

Researchers team up to speed up nerve regenerationCould help more people recover from nerve injuries and illnesses University of Alberta researchers and physicians are aiming to combine their expertise in surgery, electrical stimulation and drug discovery in an effort to help more people recover more quickly from nerve injuries and illnesses. Nerve regrowth is very slow, at best one millimetre a day,…

New cancer ‘tracer’ promises to detect more tumours earlier

New cancer ‘tracer’ promises to detect more tumours earlierEasier-to-produce compound for cancer diagnostic imaging is ready for patient use For people waiting for imaging tests to diagnose neuroendocrine cancer, time is of the essence. Now a new medical imaging agent for PET scans promises to reduce wait times while costing less to produce and possibly revealing more of some types of cancer tumours.…

Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s grad

Tackling homelessness takes a community, says master’s gradSydney Stenekes credits her degree with giving her the confidence to engage with people of diverse cultures Growing up, Sydney Stenekes was taught to help others however she could. Whether teaching kids how to skate or speak English or serving as a student trustee for her school board, she learned “to love and respect everyone…

Two substances never before seen on Earth identified

Two substances never before seen on Earth identifiedNew minerals discovered in massive meteorite may reveal clues to asteroid formation A team of researchers has discovered at least two new minerals that have never before been seen on Earth in a 15-tonne meteorite found in Somalia – the ninth-largest meteorite ever found. “Whenever you find a new mineral, it means that the actual…

Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemic

Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemicIt would hardly have been a stretch for Amy Kaler to write a cogent social analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a sociologist, Kaler has a background in population health and the sociology of infectious diseases. As the pandemic advanced relentlessly in the early days of 2020, she received enough requests for media commentary that…

Portable ultrasound helps detect scoliosis in teens

Portable ultrasound helps detect scoliosis in teensEarly diagnosis can lead to better treatment A University of Alberta engineering professor has designed a portable ultrasound system that can detect scoliosis in adolescents without the risks associated with frequent X-rays. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a deformity of the spine that occurs in two to four per cent of those between the ages of…

Nursing grad brings vital skills to the workplace

Nursing grad brings vital skills to the workplaceAn occupational health nurse looks out for the health and well-being of workers Picture a nurse in your mind and you’re likely to see someone in a clinical role, say at a hospital bedside or taking blood pressure in a clinic. But Jodi-Ann Robinson-Perry performs her nursing duties in a manufacturing plant, looking out for…

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate action

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate actionStudy suggests regional policy guidance is critical in spurring local climate adaptation In Canada, as in most places around the world, climate change adaptation planning takes a top-down approach. But new findings by University of Alberta researchers suggest an integrated approach that incorporates regional policy guidance is both critical and effective in building resilience to…

Finding ways to help people recover from a ‘moral injury’

Finding ways to help people recover from a  ‘moral injury’Being able to forgive yourself plays an important role While moral injury and post-traumatic stress-related disorders can affect anyone, veterans and military service members are at a higher risk of developing such conditions due to the nature of their service. “We appreciate that these groups are exposed to higher rates of potentially traumatic events than…
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