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Physiotherapy Patient Interaction Important For Pain Reduction
2013-06-06 11:47:36

How a physiotherapist interacts with a patient verbally, through eye contact, body language and listening skills is almost as important as the treatment itself.

2013-05-30 13:40:10

If you're still using your mobile phone behind the wheel, University of Alberta sociology researcher Abu Nurullah likely has your number.

2013-05-30 13:38:17

What will your kids remember about the life stories you tell them?

Distracted Driving Risks From Hand-Free Devices
2013-05-25 05:35:47

New research from the University of Alberta suggests that using a hands-free device to talk while behind the wheel of a car can also lead to a significant increase in driver-related errors that could put others at risk.

Researchers Buzzed Over Caffeine As Cancer-cell Killer
2013-04-19 12:13:18

UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells.

2013-03-08 00:52:28

An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe dying adults should have the right to request to end their life.

Mussels Adhesive Power May Hold Cure To Cancer And More
2013-03-07 17:16:51

One researcher's work in unlocking the mystery behind mussels' adhesive mechanism could eventually lead to cures for cancer, nicotine addiction and a more efficient way of cleaning up oil sands.

Students Prepping For International Rocket Launch
2013-01-08 16:09:13

Extraordinary opportunities are available at the University of Alberta, if you just try. It’s a lesson not lost on a trio of mechanical engineering students who will be launching a rocket in Norway as part of an international exchange program.

Dinosaurs May Have Shaken Tail Feathers In Elaborate Mating Display
2013-01-07 14:42:34

Researchers examining the fossilized remains of dinosaur tail bones discovered that dinosaurs, like modern-day turkeys and the peacocks, may have shaken their dazzling tail feathers to attract mates.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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