Bird books bring engagement
More ships, more risks
Another looming global crisis
The University of Lethbridge’s Collegiate iGEM team set its sights on solving a problem that affects nearly nine per cent of the world’s population, and earned a gold medal for their efforts.
Coping with those pesky alternative facts
Sitting in the fishbowl.
Researchers at the University of Lethbridge will delve further into the basic markers associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) thanks to two funding grants.
A Genetics Explainer
Using the newly created bioinformatics tool, MHcut, with commercial genome-editing technology, enables researchers to model diseases without the need of patient samples. This combination will make it much easier to study diseases even when patients are rare or unavailable.
“Envigour”-ating beef cattle
We're okay thanks
It's going to involve a lot of math
Altering our inheritance
avoiding bigger problems
Genome sciences and bioinformatics research in the province is getting a $3M boost
Precision and Accuracy
A team of researchers from the University of Calgary have uncovered new information about a class of plant enzymes that could have implications for the pharmaceutical industry.
An Expert on Demand
a few suggestions
"If you do experiments, it could take 20 or 30 years to figure it out. With this software system, you can do it in five minutes.”
A Genetics Explainer
CWD: We're working on it
Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions
What I learned online
AI maps and analyzes cellular response to disease and treatments in computational models that go far beyond experimentally available data.
A generation later
A major new initiative that adds genomics technologies to traditional geoscience aims to reduce the risk for oil exploration in Nova Scotia’s offshore.
A place in 2 worlds
Funding supports regional Genome Centres, more than 300 genomics researchers
Voices from SING Canada
5 things about CWD
Genome Alberta is pleased to help support the SING Canada program this this year
the experiential component of the learning experience
A strategic collaboration between Génome Québec and IVADO
A Genetics Explainer
There are some questions too big for even AI on conventional computers to answer within the lifetime of the universe.
Better living through omics
Cathy goes to Ottawa
Funding will support translational stem cell research across Canada
using a Test Cross
Getting past the usual way of doing business.
From train station to BIO Convention
Women in BIO is more than just networking
New public-private funding for Alberta
A meeting of equals
Something to wash down our special reception menu
Hunting for investors in Philadephia
Fresh greens & fresh fish
Canadian sourced crickets on the menu
Social issue facing gene editing treatments
Food - microbes - plastic
Bioinformatics is the key to unlocking the mysteries of nature, finding life-saving cures, and bringing a new age to medicine beyond anything previously imagined.
A sneak peek at the Innovation Nation Panel
Edmonton startup is capturing investor interest
Slicing a gene for a better apple slice
A quick look at a new fast growing type of salmon.
high school biology explainer
Great research ideas need help to become great companies
Scientists discovered how plants epigenetically pass on disease and pest resistance to offspring, and that could lead to the elimination of the need for poisonous pesticides
Epigenetics is essential to personalized medicine, but it has a strong role in public health too.
Researchers surprised to find epigenetics is ancient evolutionary tool, in single-cell organisms too
Dairy industry: Listen closely.
…outstanding young scientists
Dysregulated proteins may be treatable at the epigenetics level to prevent the onset of leukemia
Studies show PTSD and phobias can be inherited courtesy of epigenetics
International respect for our CWD research
Biodiversity in our homes
Guest post from Ada S Jaarsma about how epigenetics can add to the ethics conversation.
Control your epigenetics, control your health destiny
Why we should read to babies
big ideas in astrobiology announced
Outtakes with Insight
Putting edge pieces in place
New database for researchers
Genome Canada is pleased to announce 25 projects selected for funding as a result of the 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB).
The Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics is funded in part by Genome Canada, Ontario Genomics, and Genome Quebec.
Benefiting from the Elders
What lies behind indigenous science?
Who will win the Genome Alberta awards?
It's a mini-sized text
We did a lot this year!
Scientists at McMaster University have discovered several new biomarkers from a single drop of blood that could allow earlier and more definitive detection of cystic fibrosis
Seeking Science through design
Machine learning meets metabolomics
Another boost for the #yyc University Research Park
Seeking Science through design
Scholar and visionary moves into new role Jan. 1, 2019
students losing dexterity
The University of Lethbridge’s iGEM students have proven once again they are among the best and brightest scientists in the synthetic biology field.
Cows burps important to global warming?
The projects will examine societal issues related to agrifood and natural resources.
time to do some space travel
Publishing the unpublishable
GE3LS consultations are underway
CRISPR/Cas9 the science, technology and societal issues
Finding the connections
I've tested this app
A group of Canadian apple researchers, growers and marketers have joined forces to give one of Canada’s oldest and most famous fruit crops some new crunch in the marketplace.
Begin with astrobiology
$20 million new dollars for research
Globally 11 of the last 12 years rank among the 12 warmest since 1850.
Our local sparrows
the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)
At the intersection of Indigenous culture and science
What I learned in a recent MOOC
Researchers show interactions between microRNAs and transfer RNA (tRNA) can affect cell reproduction and cell death.
Congratulations to Alberta Epigenetics Network member Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden
SynBioApps — a new program in synthetic biology applications — gets the green light from NSERC
a preliminary mind map
A unique research collaboration between University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary is developing a greater understanding of the hepatitis C virus.
Metabolomics made easier
Students from the Lethbridge High School iGEM team earn accolades
Can I blame Neanderthals?
Tiny microbes hold big oil exploration potential
Media Release for 2018 LSARP
Genomics-based environmental monitoring identifies and characterizes AIV in wetland sediments
Edmonton high tech expansion plan on hold
Drumbeat inspired by clouds
For sure a BioGENEius
Success in the French biocluster
Merck is there for healthcare start-ups
Will Sequence Bio get to actually sequence?
New gene, new opiod
Making science real in the classroom
Young Women in Bio - how to get ore of them
It's all about equity in health care
Pilot initiative for rare diseases to lay the foundation for the adoption of precision health across Canada
How can we harness synthetic biology?
Genome Canada at BIO 2018
Melanoma or an ordinary mole?
Bad opioids made good
Way back Wednesday: BIO 2017
Prepping our editorial calendar
Ten days of discovery and innovation
Be prepared for another Beast
... at the Calgary Zoo!
Genome Alberta welcomes new collaboration
…outstanding young scientists
it’s back to class!
The Stem Cell Network is investing in clinical trials and advanced research on diabetes, brain injury, heart disease & blindness
A shout-out to ag researchers!
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $80 million to replace the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C.
Finding insight in a sea of data
the flickers are back in town!
Mule deer genome sequenced
...and critical thinking
Youth Science Canada protocols
Made in Alberta petroleum microbiology
How many hands did I put up?
Microbes hunt for oil
U of L researchers use Alberta Prion Research Institute grant to help unlock molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease
once a cheat...
Join us in Toronto March 6th
A better test for CWD
What's hiding in your bloodstream?
Research money flowing into Alberta life science
who will win the Genome Alberta awards?
Sandra Sawatzky's ‘The Black Gold Tapestry’
New biomarker could lead way to another avenue for precision health.
Government of Canada supports Manitoba-based clean-tech producers, as well as Manitoba francophone initiatives
Cutting through the thicket of fake science news
We did a lot this year!
Science at the world's number one tourist attraction
Heartbreaking loss has led to a leap in progress for beluga whale conservation science: the beluga genome has been sequenced for the first time.
Join our researchers in a Night Before Christmas
science clearly communicated
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.
Detecting bloodstream infections
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