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September 9, 2021

Brain molecule helps ‘wake up’ cells that could help tackle MS and similar diseases, study shows

Molecule called fractalkine stimulates creation of myelin-producing brain cells, showing promise for treating certain neurodegenerative disorders.

Featuring Anastassia Voronova, Read More
September 8, 2021

Space designers take flight to test bioengineered knee cartilage in low gravity

Testing device built by U of A team could help researchers learn more about how osteoarthritis develops and why it is more likely to affect women.

Featuring Adetola Adesida, Read More
September 7, 2021

Four leading researchers named to Royal Society of Canada

WCHRI Executive Director Sandra Davidge was named to the Royal Society of Canada today, the country's oldest and most prestigious scholarly institute. Member Carla Prado was also named to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Featuring Sandra Davidge, Carla Prado, Read More
August 17, 2021

“Research 101”: Getting to know WCHRI

WCHRI and the Alberta Women's Health Foundation have advanced women's health research together since 2006. Learn more about our partnership and our collective impact on women's health research.

August 3, 2021

Genetic variant linked to hearing loss in children treated with common chemotherapy drug

U of A research lab helps international team confirm the finding, which could eventually lead to safer treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Featuring Amit Bhavsar, Read More
July 13, 2021

Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Alberta study offers compelling new evidence pointing to the importance of gut bacteria for neurodevelopment.

Featuring Piush Mandhane, Anita Kozyrskyj, Read More
June 30, 2021

Online resource will speed up development of new approach to treating genetic diseases

U of A research team leads international effort to advance exon-skipping therapy with the help of their machine-learning-based eSkip-Finder tool and database.

Featuring Toshifumi Yokota, Read More
June 30, 2021

Empowering women with mental health support

Dawn Kingston, Sue Ross and Nese Yuksel are conducting life-changing mental health research that impacts women of all ages, from adolescence to beyond menopause.

Featuring Dawn E Kingston, Nese Yuksel, Sue Ross, Read More
June 24, 2021

Women’s Health Research Spotlight: Cheng-Han Lee

Cheng-Han Lee has spent the last decade examining the genetic basis and biology of aggressive gynecologic cancer. As the newly appointed Sawin-Baldwin Chair in Ovarian Cancer, Lee will focus on gynecologic cancers that are most aggressive and most in need of therapeutic advancement.

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June 21, 2021

Building healthy futures in Indigenous communities

Successful mentoring program will expand to more than 100 communities.

Featuring Kate E Storey, Read More