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Next generation of neuroscience tools

13-Sep-2017

UAlberta chemistry professor Robert Campbell is developing new ways to see and manipulate the activity of neurons in the brain, which could revolutionize the way we understand the organ that controls most of the activities of the body. "We want to help other researchers apply these new ...

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New window into the nanoworld

22-Feb-2017

For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz electron dynamics of a semiconductor surface on the atomic scale. The successful experiment indicates a bright future for the new and quickly growing sub-field called terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy (THz-STM), pioneered ...

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New device detects bacteria and tests for antibiotic resistance

05-Oct-2016

An interdisciplinary team of engineering and pharmaceutical researchers at the University of Alberta has invented a device that can rapidly identify harmful bacteria and can determine whether it is resistant to antibiotics. The device could save precious hours in patient care and public health, ...

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Miniaturizable magnetic resonance

16-Nov-2015

A garnet crystal only one micrometre in diameter was instrumental in a University of Alberta team of physicists creating a route to "lab-on-a-chip" technology for magnetic resonance, a tool to simplify advanced magnetic analysis for device development and interdisciplinary science. "To most, a ...

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Detecting bacteria on paper

30-Oct-2013

Scientists in Canada have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based device for detecting antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could be used in the field in remote areas to characterise infectious diseases and assess food and water quality. The scientists used a paper support to hold wax-patterned ...

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Lab on a chip developed at University of Alberta for cheap, portable medical tests

31-Jan-2008

University of Alberta researchers in Edmonton, Canada, have developed a portable unit for genetic testing about the size of a shoebox, which has the same capability as a lab full of expensive equipment. The device - along with other, even smaller units the team is now in the process of developing ...

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Alberta researchers 1st to complete the human metabolome

26-Jan-2007

Researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, have announced the completion of the first draft of the human metabolome, the chemical equivalent of the human genome. The metabolome is the complete complement of all small molecule chemicals (metabolites) found in or produced by an organism. By ...

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Alberta and Varian, Inc. collaborate on disease diagnosis research

Government funds second phase of the Magnetic Resonance Diagnostics Centre

01-Feb-2006

Alberta's Magnetic Resonance Diagnostics Centre at the University of Alberta is getting a boost for continuing collaborative disease diagnosis research using the emerging science of metabolomics. The Alberta government and Varian, Inc. are extending their research agreement to study metabolomic ...

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