Studies Seek to Predict the Spread of a Fatal Prion Disease

Studies Seek to Predict the Spread of a Fatal Prion Disease

Dr. Eveyln Merrill, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, is working to predict how a fatal prion disease that affects deer, elk and moose spreads. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE), or Chronic Wasting Disease...
Innotech Alberta hosts Canada’s first whirling disease lab

Innotech Alberta hosts Canada’s first whirling disease lab

A quick transformation of an InnoTech Alberta facility helped the Government of Alberta set up the country’s first lab to research whirling disease and learn more about its presence in Alberta’s fish populations. The unique facility, previously used for autopsies on...
Keeping a finger on the pulse of proper nutrition

Keeping a finger on the pulse of proper nutrition

Dr. Rhonda Bell explores the health benefits of beans and peas Beans can improve your blood sugar and peas can better your blood pressure, according to encouraging results from a study led by Dr. Rhonda Bell, Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of...
Learning to quickly adapt to the threat of climate change

Learning to quickly adapt to the threat of climate change

Plants and trees are rooted in place and can’t leave their environment when faced with adversity. Instead, they wage a chemical warfare, of sorts, to battle drought, insects, pests and a changing climate. University of Alberta professor Dr. David Wishart, a pioneer in...
New funding aimed at growing Alberta’s bioeconomy

New funding aimed at growing Alberta’s bioeconomy

Stakeholders from government, academia, and industry recently gathered at Alberta Innovates’ cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) pilot plant for the announcement of $13 million in funding for bioindustrial researchers and companies.      SUCCESS...