University of Alberta

Getting serious about global gaming

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Alberta have teamed up with colleagues in one of the world's leading centres on electronic gaming to form a network that will help close the gap between academia ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Software
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Wiki where you work?

Do corporate wikis work? Two University of Alberta researchers say they can, providing they fit the corporation's culture and provide for the needs and interests of their users and editors.

dateAug 08, 2012 in Economics & Business
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'Old' stereotypes affect young children

(Phys.org) -- If people think their toddlers are missing the old-person barbs that Homer, Bart and the others toss at Grandpa Simpson, they may want to change their minds—and the channel. Young children ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Study maps vaccine for deadly pathogenic fungus

University of Alberta researchers have made breakthrough use of 3-D magnetic resonance technology to map the structure of a common fungus that is potentially deadly for individuals with impaired immune function. The work ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Unravelling the mystery of misfolding prions

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Alberta's physics department and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) are the first to map out the folding pathways of prions, malformed ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Recovering water from tailings ponds

(Phys.org) -- As Alberta faces increasing pressure to make the oil industry more sustainable, one University of Alberta researcher may have found a natural solution to a problem that has been plaguing oil companies for years.

dateMay 29, 2012 in Environment
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The downside of dominating the market

We’ve said farewell to Friendster. Netscape Navigator is nevermore. As an Internet service provider, AOL is AWOL. What happened to these companies that once ruled their individual markets? According to ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Economics & Business
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