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2012-02-16 14:41:24

A University of Alberta researcher and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology has made the discovery of a vaccine that will potentially help combat hepatitis C. Michael Houghton, who led the team that discovered the hepatitis C virus in 1989, announced his findings at the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Summit in Vancouver this afternoon.

2012-02-10 15:02:24

Talk about gender confusion!

2012-01-17 16:52:16

Wheelchair basketball: It's a fast, skillful game, dazzling to watch, grueling to play.

Image 1 - Telescopes Pinpoint Black Hole's Outburst
2012-01-11 04:05:14

An international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched super-fast knots of gas into space.

2011-12-06 23:13:11

At the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, when Canadians roared with delight at a medal haul that placed the country at an "all-time, all-nation Winter Olympics record of 14 gold medals," athletes did more than win gold–they fired up exuberant displays of national pride and unity across the country.

Acupuncture Safe For Kids: Study
2011-11-22 06:36:11

Acupuncture can be a generally safe treatment for children when performed by trained professionals, according to a new Canadian study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Dinosaur Attracted Mates Much Like A Peacock
2011-11-07 13:46:40

A new study says that a species of dinosaur may have acted like a Las Vegas showgirl or a strutting male peacock in order to attract males.

People Consume More Candies When Individually Wrapped
2011-10-28 04:50:23

If you believe that good things always come in small packages, University of Alberta researcher Jennifer Argo's new study may change your mind -- especially this close to Halloween.

Large Tail Muscle Made Carnivorous Dinosaur Faster
2011-10-16 04:37:27

A massive tail muscle made a 23-foot-long carnivorous dinosaur one of the fastest-running (and deadliest) hunters of its era, a University of Alberta researcher has discovered.


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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