University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

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.

Address
2J2.00 WC Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R7
Website
http://www.med.ualberta.ca/Home/index.cfm
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Alberta_Faculty_of_Medicine_and_Dentistry

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Medical research

Targeting mitochondria in pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating disease of the lung blood vessels that causes heart failure and early death, affecting hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. Available therapies fail to prolong ...

Cardiology

Researchers explain 38-year-old mystery of the heart

In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes ...

Oncology & Cancer

Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread

A new study from the research group of Dr. John Lewis at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON) has confirmed that "invadopodia" play a key role in the spread of cancer. ...

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