Alberta researchers hope 5,000 seniors across the province can help them improve the health of those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. Researchers are trying to determine if interventions such as providing free preventive medications and personalized educational programs will help seniors better follow the recommendations of their doctors.
The fight against cancer is a marathon, fought step by step, inch by inch. While breakthroughs may be rare, a new study from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is giving greater insight into the growth of cancer cells and bringing researchers one step closer to the finish line.
Lorne Babiuk has received the World Agriculture Prize for his achievements in developing vaccines that have saved lives and livelihoods worldwide. Babiuk devoted his career to safeguarding the health of animals and people worldwide, primarily through the development of vaccines. He consistently fulfilled the promise he showed very early on in his career as a virologist when he worked on rotavirus—a devastating disease that can be fatal for calves—and devised a new technique to grow the virus and then developed a vaccine to control it.
The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, housed at the University of Alberta, is a decade-long partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, and the only organization in Canada dedicated to the full spectrum of women’s, children’s and perinatal health — areas of research that have traditionally been underfunded.