U of A spinoff, U.S. firm merge to commercialize transplant technology

Cardiac surgery professors Jayan Nagendran (left) and Darren Freed with the EVOSS system they developed to extend the time donated lungs can be kept healthy while they are transported for transplant. The innovative technology took a major step toward approval, manufacture and global distribution with the merger of the U of A spinoff company Tevosol and the U.S.-based medical tech company Bridge to Life. (Photo: University Hospital Foundation)

Reading Time: 5 minutes Bridge to Life commits US$10 million to clinical trial and commercial development of Tevosol Ex-Vivo Organ Support System

High-tech rehabilitative platform connects rural Albertans to specialists

(From left) A physiotherapy patient and her husband from Pincher Creek take part in a Tele-Rehab 2.0 session with physiotherapists Sheelah Woodhouse and Alec Chisholm, U of A project co-ordinator Emily Armstrong and students Amber Wardrop and Kamalpreet Mann. (Photo: Supplied)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Platform allows specialists to offer physiotherapy expertise for patients in smaller communities

Research aims to reduce use of chemical pesticides

U of A entomologist Boyd Mori is using next-generation DNA analysis to find out whether ground beetles like Calosoma calidum, the "fiery hunter," can serve as an effective, natural method of pest control for crop growers. (Photo: Supplied)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Innovative approach using DNA testing could help crop growers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and conserve beneficial bugs

U of A neuroscientist Maria Ioannou receives Sloan Research Fellowship

U of A neuroscientist Maria Ioannou is among the newest recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship, given annually to exceptional early career researchers in North America with the potential to make significant contributions to their field. (Photo: Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maria Ioannou’s research focuses on new approaches to lipid biology using powerful medical imaging techniques that could shed new light on a wide variety of diseases