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March 3, 2021

U of A researchers launch program to diagnose genetic diseases in children

The Undiagnosed Disease Program aims to find treatments for kids living with rare genetic conditions.

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January 26, 2021

Peter Kannu on the innovative field of precision health

Peter Kannu from the Department of Medical Genetics spoke to us about precision health and how genetic testing allows us to diagnose patients and predict how they will respond to medicine.

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September 9, 2020

WCHRI welcomes Todd Alexander as associate director

The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Alexander as associate director.

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August 24, 2020

Spotlight on: cardiovascular researcher Padma Kaul in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Padma Kaul knows what it takes to build a successful research program.

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August 13, 2020

Improving the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors

A chemotherapy drug that is effective against cancer in children can have a serious side-effect: permanent hearing loss. A new study by Ghazal Babolmorad sets the stage for the development of safe doses.

August 13, 2020

Tackling sexually transmitted infections in pregnant women

Pregnant women can unknowingly pass STIs to their babies at birth, with serious consequences. Carmen Charlton is hoping to show universal screening can help reduce the risk.

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August 13, 2020

Respiratory virus builds ‘doorbell’ to trick its way into cells

New research from University of Alberta microbiologists has shed new light on how the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—one of the most common viral infections—breaks into our cells to cause infection.

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June 19, 2020

Spotlight on: Christina Rinaldi in the Department of Educational Psychology

The first time Christina Rinaldi took a psychology course, she was hooked.

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May 15, 2020

A ‘game-changer’ for cystic fibrosis patients

Clinical trials of a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis are being carried out in Edmonton and the two pulmonologists leading the local team believe it could be life-altering for their patients.

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May 15, 2020

Pursuing the perfect Petri dish placenta

Abnormal placenta development is the mystery that Meghan Riddell, WCHRI’s newest recruit for perinatal health research, is determined to solve.

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