The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is known as the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry of the University of Alberta at Edmonton, Canada. It was founded in 1913 and today has 20 departments, 7 divisions, 13 research groups, 27 centers and institutions and 8 national networks of Centres of Excellence. It is known for developing the Edmonton Protocol in the treatment of diabetes, and is known for its innovative medical programs including clinical research and 50 residency programs.
Engineering a permanent solution to genetic diseases
In his mind, Basil Hubbard can already picture a new world of therapeutic treatments for millions of patients just over the horizon. It's a future in which diseases like muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and many others ...
Research reveals new possibilities for islet and stem cell transplantation
(Edmonton) James Shapiro, one of the world's leading experts in emerging treatments of diabetes, can't help but be excited about his latest research. The results he says, could soon mark a new standard for treatment—not ...
New way found by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA
A research team at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA, the basis of our genetic code. The findings may have important ...
Discovery may explain how prion diseases spread between different types of animals
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that may explain how prion diseases, like chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, adapt in order to spread between various types of animals.
Researchers discover 'gateway' in nucleus has a second important job no one noticed before
UAlberta medical researchers and their American colleagues have discovered that the "gateway" known to control the movement of molecules in and out of a cell's nucleus appears to play another critically important role – ...
Researchers developing 'homing beacon drugs' to target cancer cells
A medical researcher with the University of Alberta and his team just published their findings about their work on developing 'homing beacon drugs' that kill only cancer cells, not healthy ones, thanks to nanotechnology.
UA medical scientists first in the world to look at structure of vital molecule
Molybdenum is an essential metal required in all living beings from bacteria to plants to humans. But as vital as this metal is, no one understood the importance of its structure until the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's ...
Discovery increases understanding how bacteria spread
A University of Alberta researcher is moving closer to understanding how infection is caused by the spread of bacteria.
Researchers develop E. coli test for food processing facilities
Medical, agriculture and computer science researchers from the University of Alberta have teamed up to develop a test that will make Canadians feel safer about the meat they put on their tables. The testing device, which ...
Genetic sleuth solves glaucoma mystery
Dr. Michael Walter is one good gumshoe. The University of Alberta medical geneticist has cracked the case of WDR36, a gene linked to glaucoma.