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A University of Lethbridge professor sees synthetic biology as a driver of the next generation of scientific researchers and a key to economic diversification and prosperity in southern Alberta and beyond.
Government of Canada and partners invest more than $24 million in genomics research projects to improve cancer treatments and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Genome Alberta researcher introduced to the Alberta Legislature
A group biography by Brenda Maddox
What if we knew how to maintain a healthy microbiome?
No spoilers, just background information
Love cell imaging makes the new IMC a stand-out in the research world
Embryo transfer in the University of Calgary's new germ-free facility
We've come to the end of our tour
Processing to ensure a germ-free facility
The Atlantic launches a new multi-year series featuring science writing from around the world
A The largest whole-genome sequencing study on epilepsy, funded in part by Genome Canada and Génome Quebec
Stepping inside the new IMC germ free facility
Getting to know our CWD researchers
comets, asteroids and volcanoes
University of Lethbridge jumps to second in Research Infosource rankings, leads in graduate student intensity
still relevant today!
How do we achieve nutrition security?
learning science from art history
Registration for the Spooky Science Weekend opened this weekend. Registration is limited; get your tickets now!
Our latest Annual Report
A recent NIH grant will help Dr. Paul Vasey, a University of Lethbridge psychology professor, determine if genes associated with male same-sex sexual attraction are the same across cultures.
Trying to understand more about CWD transmission
Edmonton audience reacts to Food Evolution documentary
University of Lethbridge science researchers will pursue diverse areas of inquiry
Why do a Science Fair
CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
reasons to celebrate
Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein receives 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation
Adding some personal experiences
The latest news from our CWD project
High school students explore the development of biological pigment for use in the manufacturing of ink
Using genomics to deal with climate change
It took teamwork!
ETH researchers developed strain to help reduce micronutrient malnutrition, widespread in developing countries.
Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells noninvasively and then multiply healthy cells -- a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions
Forest fires to clean up infected environments
Entertaining science TV this summer
an immersive lesson in Structure and Design
Metagenome pipeline helps researchers resolve near-complete microbial genomes involved in Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
satisfy your incurable curiosity
Different strains of CWD can infect different hosts
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is inviting proposals for a new $10 million Dream Team of top scientific investigators searching for new strategies to prevent or treat cancer
a review of Kat Arney's book
Genomics means a lot to San Diego's Economy
Fighting mosquitoes... with more mosquitoes
Canadian student shows off a new potential cancer therapy at the Biogenius competition
Staying safe on the trails
$33 million will drive scientific discoveries into potentially life-saving cures for patients
The markers are individual locations in the genome that, in this case, allow researchers to distinguish between the different variants of sockeye salmon
A groundbreaking U of A invention impact transplant patients' outcomes is poised to become widely available under licensing by Thermo Fisher.
A pair of 3rd year University of Lethbridge classes came together with the AGILITY program to develop a new game enhancing the learning process of one of the most difficult courses in biochemistry
focusing students on a few features of the biome
And the winners are…
CWD Project gets a cool review.
Putting chronic wasting disease into a cultural perspective
exploring space is a big science!
#crocuswatch17 In search of that first crocus
Earlier diagnosis and treatment options for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The social sciences merge with the science of genetics
Soon, antibiotics will no longer work. People will die. Or, they would if it were not for bioinformatics and genomics saving the day.
The life depending on the success of genomics, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine may very well be your own.
How does CWD evolve in the host animal?
Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing - another tool in the toolbox.
Scoring a 90!
celebrate Canada150 with a trip to the mountains
Funding for 14 projects at the University of Alberta
“The research we engage in here at the University is critical work affecting peoples’ lives ... ”
Climate change is threatening the health of Canadian forests
Identifying threats to the health of streams in the community
Calgary patient with rare inherited condition receives transplant of altered stem cells
Debbie McKenzie introduces her CWD research
Celebrating Darwin Day
Invasive alien species is escalating at an alarming rate in BC forests
genes for intracellular zinc homeostasis
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research receives $4 million research grant
The latest from our Chronic Wasting Disease Project
Insights into a genetic mutation
This is where it’s happening!
Sprucing up the spruce trees.
A potential cost-effective and efficient method to clean up oil sands process water.
Genome sequencing on newborns? Should it be mandatory?
It doesn’t mean we quit doing basic math
We want to learn how bugs, drought, chemistry, and genomics affects our forests
The variety of science topics we explored this year
Our researchers look back at the year in genomics
You can't legislate cows to stop burping, but you can curb methane emissions with cutting edge genomic technology.
Preparing myself for the winter solstice
WATCH: Understanding climate change and forest health
Alberta led research to help save our forests
Excellent results for Alberta led research in Canada-wide funding competition
Or does family history mean something?
$110 million investment in projects look to mitigate the effects of climate change on forestry and fisheries, protect the Arctic, and support polar bears and other wildlife.
Results of the International Psychiatric Genomics Consortium unveiled. Study finds six new schizophrenia risk genes.
The story of seven fossil celebrities
Hard work and persistence has paid off for Dr. Laura Keffer-Wilkes who spent four years conducting research into the function of a protein important for gene expression.
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Gijs van Rooijen, has been appointed to GIFS International Scientific Advisory Panel
Vlog comments on the movie Inferno
Science educators, this book is for you!
University of Guelph Researchers to develop eDNA tool for better aquatic tracking of rare or invasive organisms in water bodies.
“Until recently, Canadian forests were a [carbon] sink, according to the Canadian Forest Service,” reports the David Suzuki Foundation. Now those forests are emitting more carbon than they're taking out of the atmosphere. Here is how genomics can help convert them back to carbon sinks again.
Preparing our students for success!
Who is at risk? Perhaps you!
As organ transplants become more commonplace, more donors are needed
Using museum collections to enhance teaching and learning
$6 Million in federal funding for new genomics applications projects across Canada
Cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and environmental toxicology have all found a new research home in Toronto
It’s not Beakerhead, but for Canmore, it’s close.
70,000 Canadian patients are currently accessing medical marijuana from Canadian licensed producers.
02XCESS –More than a vanity plate, it’s a recommended philosophy of education and of life.
Genome Alberta contributes to the funding of a research project that has discovered the genetic secret that shows how two types of coniferous trees adapt to climate change.
Lorne Babiuk, a University of Alberta researcher receives prestigious agricultural prize
$20 Million in prizes up for grabs for ideas to combat antimicrobial resistance
It’s the time to observe the colours of the alpine larch, Larix lyallii
Career Opportunity: Genome British Columbia requires a Research Program Manager
Government of Canada invests in new genomics “big data” research projects aimed at real-world challenges
Daniel Coderre appointed as the new President and CEO of Genome Quebec
Talking to some top young scientists -what they have to say about their HYRS experience.
“These survey results suggest that people from all walks of life will be interested in the cohort program.” —Dave Kaufman, Program Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
OPPORTUNITY: Ontario Genomics requires a Manager of Research and Business Development.
Are you stumped trying to figure out good research from bad? University of Glasgow has a new tool to help you out.
Sequence Bio has an important new partner it its plans to sequence the genome of 100,00 people from Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Ravalia and Notre Dame Memorial Health Centre will help enrol participants and aid in the research portion of the 100k project.
For many people, their first brush with DNA was Jurassic Park. Today, areas of life untouched by genetics are rarer than a dinosaur petting zoo. A perfect example is the Genome Alberta project to develop more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding values for traits critical to the commercial cattle industry.
Now that the summer is here, we will have a lot more time for enjoying the outdoors, and public gardens are of especial interest to many of us. Even though it is a very short season in Alberta, we have many superb gardens that enhance our enjoyment and our education.
This is a guest post by Megan Ray Nichols, editor of Schooled By Science. She is a science writer who enjoys discussing the latest discoveries in biology, astronomy and psychology. She also enjoys learning about the latest innovations in technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys hiking, biking and stargazing. You can follow Megan on twitter @nicholsrmegan or subscribe to her blog here. You may not be aware that you have an entire ecosystem living inside you. This bacterial ecosystem is responsible for breaking down our food and converting it into nutrients. Scientists are interested in learning the hows and whys behind these microscopic creatures to better understand human health.
If I were to ask you where in the world you would expect to find a museum dedicated to microorganisms, you would probably guess Holland since that is the country of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. He is known to most every school student as the Dutch lens grinder who discovered what he called animalcules, and is considered the ‘father of microbiology’ in introductory biology texts. Arriving at Schiphol airport, I made my way to the baggage hall and there on the wall was a massive advertising poster beckoning me to visit the new museum showing the invisible, Micropia. As I awaited my luggage, I quickly connected to the WiFi and visited their website. “That’s where I’m going to spend my day in Amsterdam” I declared.
With the help of some new technology we can bring our lab to you - in a 360 degree video.
Alberta's bioeconomy is part of the province's economic diversification
A dream team of researchers set to tackle cancer
New technology can cut methane emissions from dairy cattle.
Introducing our new livestock blog contributor Geoff Geddes who will be writing about our latest livestock research projects.
5 ways non medicated feed additives can reduce antibiotic use.
Are headlines overstating the Zika threat? Here are some tips on how to read about the Ziak virus.
How would you address these questions in your science class?
Did you dunk yourself with ice water or grow a month-long moustache? Here's what the money raised from your efforts went towards!
Typo in biology? No problem! There is an "undo" button for CRISPR - gene editing that can snip and remove or replace errors in DNA segments.
The FYI on DMD - Dr. Michael Rudnicki discovers that Duchenne muscular dystrophy directly affects muscle stem cells, not just the fibres!
When "some" or "they" have something to say - who do we believe more?
What's all the buzz about? Dr. Leonard Foster and Dr. Amro Zayed have a newly funded project looking at markers to selectively breed economically valuable traits for the Queens.
Meditation: mind, body and GENES? Yoga has become a popular activity due to its numerous health benefits but did you know it could be linked to gene expression?
Have we been wrong about blood development all these years? Learn about Dr. John Dick's research and its future implications.
The not-so-funny-fungus, Fusarium graminearum, is affecting many crops but the University of Lethbridge's iGEM team may have a solution!
BioTalent Canada is acknowledging barriers for women in the biotechnology industry by conducting a national study and publishing a report - hopefully this can continue the momentum towards equality for women in the bio-economy!
What's on the menu on Mars?
The shocking truth about sexism in science
Find out how the mountain pine beetle is picking on Canada's pine tree population.
David Wishart and his Metabolomics Innovation Centre