Posted: Aug 30, 2017

High-Quality, Fast 3D Ultrasound Imaging

Description 3D ultrasound imaging has become of tremendous value in obstetrics, gynaecology, radiology, cardiology, and image-guided surgery and therapy. The increasing use of 3D ultrasound has been due to the......


Posted: Feb 16, 2017

New Cross-Calibration Ion Chamber and Calibration Method for Radionuclide Activity Meters

Direct quality assurance with short-lived clinical isotopes Description A portable ion chamber system has been designed for direct calibration of radionuclide activity meters in nuclear medicine and research. The cylindrical......


Posted: Jan 18, 2017

BioEngineered Adipocytes for the Light-Controlled Release of Insulin

Description Dr. Peter Light at the University of Alberta has developed genetically engineered adipocytes that secrete significant amounts of bioactive insulin upon exposure to a particular wavelength of blue light.......


Posted: Oct 24, 2016

Solar Powered Oxygen Delivery

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta and Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda have developed a novel system to deliver oxygen in remote and resource limited hospitals that have minimal......


Posted: Jun 27, 2016

Novel Bio-markers for Diagnosis and Treatment of Stress

Description Dr. Dean Befus at the University of Alberta in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Ritz at the Southern Methodist University have identified calcium-binding protein spermatid specific 1 (CABS1) protein forms......


Posted: May 4, 2016

Inhalable Effervescent Doxorubicin Nanoparticles for Lung Cancer

Description The respiratory tract is an effective administration route for drug delivery to the lung as well as an emerging delivery option for systemic therapeutics. University of Alberta and Alberta......


Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Therapeutic Hypobaric Normoxia for Hypertension

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta are developing a non-invasive therapy to alter systemic vascular resistance by using hypobaric normoxia/hyperoxia as an adjuvant to standard medical therapy. Preliminary results......


Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Non-Repeating Interval Sequences for Coded Imaging and Multi-User Communications

Description Coded excitation is widely used in ultrasound, radar, sonar and other imaging systems as well as in communication systems. Coded excitation involves the transmission of long-duration pulses with a......


Posted: Dec 15, 2014

Fluorinated Fructose Derivatives for PET Imaging

Description Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image of physiological processes and tissue micro environments, which is used for diagnosing and/or......


Posted: Aug 15, 2014

Flexible-Base Electrode Array and Method of Manufacture

Description University of Alberta researchers have developed an electrode array supported by a flexible base that can be used for both stimulation and recording of neurons in the brain and......


Posted: Aug 2, 2014

Ganglioside GM1 for treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have found that ganglioside metabolism is impaired in Huntington’s disease (HD) and that administration of GM1 restores normal ganglioside levels and decreases HD......


Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Small molecule inhibitors of PNKP, a DNA repair enzyme, for cancer therapy

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a family of small molecule inhibitors of the phosphatase function of human polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP). Many aggressive cancers up-regulate DNA repair......