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Pamela Round, left, and Christine Friedenreich, right
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Virtual conference for Alberta's cancer researchers aims to inspire collaboration

For the first time in eight years, cancer researchers from throughout Alberta will gather at a conference to share their ideas, challenges, and achievements. The Alberta Cancer Research Conference, kicking off Monday , is a free virtual event to offer 600 registered attendees, including researchers from Edmonton and Calgary, a space to learn and network.

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Katrina Ingram, CEO of Ethically Aligned AI and host of the AI4Society Dialogues
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Second season of podcast explores AI applications in medicine

The AI4Society Dialogues podcast is back with a second season that plans to help listeners explore the intersection between artificial intelligence and health care.

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Andrew Martin and Christopher Micetich
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Accelerator program helping U of A team develop a new breathing device

Innovation Masterminds Edmonton is helping to build entrepreneurs out of a team of University of Alberta engineers with an idea for a new breathing device.

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An array of white menstrual pads under a green palm leaf
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Ruth wraps up Next 36, prepares to launch products

Edmonton startup Ruth is preparing to launch its environmentally friendly menstrual pads on its website next month, with co-founders Anka Chan and Nicole Sanchez continuing to build on the momentum they've created throughout this year.

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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 photo of naloxone kits on a backpack.
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'This is a health issue': How Edmonton should tackle its opioid crisis

The pandemic has worsened Edmonton's opioid crisis — safe consumption sites are overwhelmed with demand and overdose deaths continue to climb. Now the University of Alberta's Elaine Hyshka is calling on the City of Edmonton to more effectively tackle the epidemic.

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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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