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Eavesdropping On Impact Of Fracking
2013-07-24 11:28:05

UAlberta geophysicist helped develop technique to monitor effects of “miniature earthquakes” generated by hydraulic fracturing.

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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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