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January 16, 2024

Newly identified biomarker could lead to simple blood test for rare autoimmune disease

Lab uncovers telltale protein with levels 1,000 times higher than usual in patients with myasthenia gravis.

December 13, 2023

5 inspiring stories of 2023

As the year comes to a close, we want to reflect on our progress at the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI). 

Featuring Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Christa Aubrey, Carla Prado, Sophia Pin, Anita Kozyrskyj, Toshifumi Yokota, Jacqueline R Pei, Read More
November 24, 2023

Speaking through art: PhD grad finds new ways for concussion patients to express themselves

Speech-language pathologist Jessica Harasym’s groundbreaking doctoral research merges art therapy with rehabilitation science to reveal how young people navigate communication changes after concussion.

November 20, 2023

For every child, every right. World Children’s Day

For World Children’s Day 2023, “for every child, every right,” we are highlighting a few stories from the past year that show incredible advances in children’s health research thanks to support from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Featuring Thilinie Rajapakse, Stephanie Montesanti, Richard Oster, Liana Figueiredo (Nobre), Jacqueline R Pei, Read More
November 3, 2023

Undergrad researchers advance nursing science while honing skills in surprising ways

Research projects focus on how to improve health care for vulnerable people.

Featuring Jordana Salma, Read More
October 16, 2023

Studies confirm an overlooked risk for cardiovascular disease

“Bad” cholesterol isn’t the only culprit linked with a higher likelihood of heart disease, U of A researchers find.

Featuring Spencer Proctor, Read More
October 13, 2023

Developing a “weed killer” to treat a type of muscular dystrophy

A WCHRI student is researching a DNA-like molecule to prevent muscle damage

Featuring Toshifumi Yokota, Read More
October 6, 2023

Helping endometrial cancer survivors stay healthy after treatment

U of A researchers are testing a digital health program designed to reduce the risk of heart problems

Featuring Carla Prado, Sophia Pin, Christa Aubrey, Read More
September 29, 2023

Developing a less invasive way to diagnose and better manage treatment for kids with brain cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Featuring Liana Figueiredo (Nobre), Read More
September 28, 2023

‘Fire keepers’: Women elders share advice for healthy aging

Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance is essential to wellness for Indigenous women, say Maskwacîs participants in sharing circle research.