University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Unlocking the secrets of pulmonary hypertension

A UAlberta team has discovered that a protein that plays a critical role in metabolism, the process by which the cell generates energy from foods, is important for the development of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly disease.

Oct 30, 2014
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Bariatric surgery patients not being prioritized correctly

Most people who receive bariatric surgery in Canada, and around the world, are obese women, even though their male counterparts are more at risk, especially if those men are smokers and have diabetes. These findings are demonstrated ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Giving the breath of life to infants

For several Edmonton parents, the work being done by University of Alberta researchers Po-Yin Cheung and Georg Schmölzer could not be more meaningful. Cheung and Schmölzer's efforts are focused on the resuscitation ...

Sep 09, 2014
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Researchers examine metabolism in defective cells

University of Alberta researchers are taking a closer look at how two metabolic pathways interact to increase the lifespan of cells with mitochondrial defects. Magnus Friis is the lead author of the study, which was published ...

Apr 11, 2014
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Team designing new drug for common heart condition

An international research team led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta has shown that new medications based on resveratrol—a compound found in red wine and nuts—may be used to treat a common heart-rhythm ...

Oct 07, 2013
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