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Sophie Gray stands in an empty space with construction materials in the background
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Mental wellness company DiveThru to open a studio

In a space just south of Whyte Avenue, a storefront with a sign saying "you can cry here" may not look like much right now. But in February, the space will become home to DiveThru Studio, the brick-and-mortar location of Edmonton-based mental wellness company DiveThru.

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Six members of the 48Hour Discovery team assembles around a cheque held by Startup TNT's Zack Storms
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Startup TNT winner seeks to unlock millions by ramping up protein discovery

Biotech company 48Hour Discovery, which won the Edmonton side of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VI, is looking to raise a $2.5-million seed round to help it "pre-discover" 250 protein targets.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Five Deaths Friday Due to Influenza: Three in the Morning and Two in Afternoon — Total 369 Deaths in All Reported"
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A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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Converse and Cook co-founders Juanita Gnanapragasam and Mishma Mukith at one of the organization's events
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Comfort food cookbook catalogues a way Edmonton coped with COVID

A new cookbook launching in December captures the stories of how Edmontonians redefined comfort through food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A profile pic of ELIXR president Martin Ferguson-Pell
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ELIXR celebrates new partnership with EON Reality

An Edmonton-based non-profit focused on extended reality is marking Virtual Reality Day by celebrating a new partnership that will give thousands of Alberta students access to XR development tools.

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A graphic summary of how the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System works
Brief

Digital health competition to fund research into better care delivery

Five proposals from researchers at the University of Alberta are among the nine selected to move on to the final phase of a competition for funding in the realm of digital health.

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A drawing in black ink called Weather Balloon, roughly in the shape of a poppy seed pod, floating in the sky
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Each + Every turns to art to help fund harm reduction

A collective of businesses seeking to reverse the drug poisoning crisis has launched an ongoing art auction to help fund harm reduction groups.

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Cover art for Taproot Edmonton's Bloom, brought to you by Edmonton Unlimited
Brief

Community support energizes Kidney-Chek co-founder

Episode 36 of Bloom features an interview with Hillary Sweet, co-founder and CEO of Kidney-Chek, a saliva test that allows pet owners to detect chronic kidney disease in their cats or dogs early enough to get treatment.

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Three smiling people sit on a couch. Hillary Sweet holds a spaniel on the left, and Alicia Naundorf holds a tabby ca on the right, with Matthew Nickel is in the middle
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Health test for pets makes its way from lab to garage to stores

Kidney-Chek, a non-invasive test for chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats, is available in stores as of this week, marking an important milestone for a company that started in a biomedical engineering lab at the University of Alberta.

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