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Hiba Kamal-Choufi

Health Innovation Roundup Curator


Recent work by Hiba

A photo of plasma bags.
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Clinical trial finds convalescent plasma ineffective in treating COVID-19

An international study led by Canadian researchers, including the University of Alberta's Susan Nahirniak, has found that blood transfusions from patients who recovered from COVID-19 are not an effective treatment for the virus.

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A photo of a man in protective gear holding vials.
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U of A joins new Canadian biomanufacturing collaboration

The University of Alberta-based Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing (ACTM) has partnered with The Ottawa Hospital's Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) and BioCanRx to strengthen Canada's biomanufacturing industry and boost its capacity to produce medical treatments and vaccines.

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A picture of three vaccine vials.
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Entos Pharmaceuticals set to begin Phase 2 trial for its COVID-19 vaccine

Entos Pharmaceuticals is one step closer to manufacturing its DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine after the company was granted approval to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial in South Africa.

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University Hospital Foundation (UHF) president and CEO Dr. Jodi Abbott.
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Edmonton to co-host first Biome Summit focused on cardiovascular disease

Edmonton is among three Canadian cities selected to host the first Biome Summit 2021, which is being organized by Quebec-based global healthcare company Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada and C2 International. It aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and drive innovation in healthcare across the country.

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PulseMedica gets closer to 'revolutionary solution' to eye disease

A University of Alberta spinoff is making progress in its quest to diagnose and treat eye disease with lasers and machine learning instead of injections.

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Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli
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U of A health researchers awarded $4.8 million in innovation funding

The University of Alberta has been awarded a total of $4.8 million for 23 health research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans
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Province-wide initiatives aim to support the mental health of Albertans

Three separate mental health programs have been launched with the goal of supporting Albertans through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Partnership makes it easier for vulnerable patients to get blood work done

The Jasper Place Wellness Centre has partnered with DynaLIFE Medical Labs and Health City to increase access to quality health care by letting vulnerable patients give blood samples closer to home.

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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms
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U of A study tests if wearable device combined with AI can predict respiratory symptoms

A University of Alberta pilot project is exploring whether combining a commercially available device with artificial intelligence can predict chronic respiratory symptoms in patients.

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