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Author: Sheri Doyle

At the Heart of the Region

If energy is the backbone of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, then Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is its heartbeat.   The petrochemical cluster in the region is nothing short of impressive. A concentration of world-class energy refining and processing operations, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is the largest hydrocarbon processing centre in Canada. It sits at the heart of […]

Researchers are looking to technology and education to help prepare for the increasing number of fires predicted

As another wildfire season is well underway in Alberta, it’s important to know what fire researchers are doing to help predict and prepare for future fires. Wildfires need three things to live: an ignition source; fuels to burn; and fire-conducive weather. Once started, wildfires can spread rapidly, especially during extreme fire weather conditions —hot, dry […]

Q and A: Cannabis industry leaders to descend on Edmonton for conference

On Wednesday, cannabis industry leaders will be descending on the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel for the second WE Cann Conference to share insights into the cannabis industry right now and future growth opportunities. The one-day conference co-hosted by The Cannalysts and Grant Thornton LLP features keynotes, panel discussions and networking opportunities with leaders from a variety of […]

Gene responsible for toxic metal accumulation in durum wheat identified

Researchers complete genome assembly of durum wheat, identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation. University of Alberta biologists identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation in durum wheat, according to a new study published in Nature Genetics. For humans, consuming cadmium, a toxic metal that accumulates in grain crops, poses serious health risks, including cancer and kidney disease. “The […]

Artificial intelligence for mental health

The boundaries of artificial intelligence techniques are continually being advanced to improve our ability to interpret complex medical imaging results and diagnose diseases. And now, a new tool developed by University of Alberta researchers diagnoses schizophrenia from patient brain scans—a diagnosis that has historically relied on subjective data of patient experiences, rather than read from […]

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