Posted: Jan 19, 2017

Novel Therapy for Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Obesity

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a potential therapy to prevent dyslipidemia, obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis. The study shows that depletion of an enzyme inhibits phosphatidylcholine synthesis......


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: Apr 13, 2016

Drug Administration Modeler

Description In the past pharmacokinetic principles were taught by a combination of lectures and hands-on experiments.  Drugs were administered to laboratory animals or to student volunteers, then blood or urine......


Posted: Nov 26, 2015

Photocleavable Affinity Tags for Ultra Pure Protein Purification

Description Affinity tags are highly efficient tools for purifying proteins from crude extracts. However, most affinity purification elusion schemes require a change in buffer condition, such as addition of imidazole......


Posted: Jun 4, 2015

Fish on a Chip

Description Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) detects numerical and/or structural changes in chromosomes that occur in many types of genetic diseases, including cancer. The test involves permeabilizing cells, adding fluorescent......


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: Nov 15, 2014

Surrogate Spinal Cord

Description A surrogate spinal cord simulates both the mechanical and surface properties of an actual spinal cord for laboratory testing of spinal implants. In the construction of this surrogate spinal......


Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Hyperspectral Imaging for Ore Froth Processing

Description Closed loop assessment of mineral froth is typically not possible using conventional ore processing technology, because the assessment of product quality and prediction of product recovery require laboratory analysis.......


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: Jun 1, 2014

Novel precursors for the PET radiotracer [18F]FAZA

Description FAZA is a PET radiotracer that selectively accumulates in hypoxic cells. It was invented and developed at the Cross Cancer Institute of Alberta and is currently used in several......


Posted: Jan 17, 2014

What’s in the Box?™

Description In an effort to determine how “engineering types” learn, over 120 students of a University of Alberta materials engineering class were surveyed, and the majority classified themselves as visual......