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May 30, 2018, 10:00 ET Breaking Good - Key Discovery Made for Battling Opioid Epidemic

Door opens for synthetic opioids with less addictive qualities CALGARY, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Making opioids from sugar instead of from field grown opium poppies has the potential to solve many of the ...


Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 ET Support Your Local Science Fair

CALGARY, March 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is once again pleased to be supporting all youth Science Fairs across Alberta. This is our 11th year of providing financial assistance to regional...


Dec 09, 2016, 11:30 ET $35.6 Million Awarded to Alberta-Led Research Projects in National Funding Competition

Genomics research into oil spill mitigation, corrosion in oil production, chronic wasting disease, and the effects of climate change on forest pests all receive major funding CALGARY, Dec. 9, 2016...


Jul 22, 2015, 11:45 ET New Funding to Improve Disease Resilience and Sustainability in Pork Production

$9.8 million awarded to an Alberta – Saskatchewan-led research team CALGARY, July 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian pork is exported to more than 100 countries and it is consumed throughout the world more...


Jul 22, 2015, 11:45 ET New funding to increase feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions in Canada's dairy industry

$10.3 million for an Alberta - Ontario-led research team CALGARY, July 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian dairy industry adds more than $16 billion to Canadian GDP each year with Alberta contributing a...


Feb 23, 2015, 12:00 ET Calgary-based research moves from the lab to the marketplace

CALGARY, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Epimeron Inc. ("Epimeron"), a Calgary-based biotechnology company, today announced that it has licensed certain of its proprietary technologies to a US-based company....


Feb 09, 2015, 12:00 ET Unique collaboration to combat deadly disease found in pigs

CALGARY, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The PED virus kills young piglets at an astonishing rate with a near 100% mortality rate in suckling pigs. A Canadian effort has been launched to understand and stop the ...


Sep 24, 2014, 10:08 ET Science Borealis: 100 Canadian science blogs ... and counting

CALGARY/OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - This week the Science Borealis team celebrated the addition of the 100th blog to its roster of Canadian science blog sites! As was recently noted in the Council ...


May 08, 2014, 13:17 ET Livestock and Biotechnology: A Match Made in Heaven?

CALGARY, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The not-for-profit research funding organization Genome Alberta is kicking off a 6 city road show on May 14th in Lethbridge to talk about the use of biotechnology in...


Nov 21, 2013, 09:01 ET Science Blogging Discussion Marks the Launch of Science Borealis

Forget Rob Ford - Let's Talk About Canadian Science CALGARY AND TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - After months in the making, a new chapter in Canadian science communication will launch tomorrow,...


Nov 19, 2013, 10:30 ET New Canadian Science Communication Initiative Launches this Week

Science Borealis plans to feature up to 150 Canadian science blogs CALGARY AND OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - After months in the making, a new chapter in Canadian science communication will begin at...


Sep 30, 2013, 13:53 ET A new face and place for Canadian science - Science Borealis logo revealed

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Science Borealis logo revealed Science Borealis: Blogging from Canadian Perspectives is pleased to unveil its new logo - sure to become an instantly recognizable...


Jul 30, 2013, 16:46 ET Helping to Support the Next Generation of Genomics Researchers

CALGARY, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is pleased to be a major sponsor of the iGEM teams at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge and encourages...


Jul 24, 2013, 14:18 ET Lend Your Creativity to Canadian Science

CALGARY, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta, Canadian Science Publishing, and a group of science bloggers are developing a new Canadian science blogging network and are searching for a logo....


Jul 15, 2013, 11:11 ET Funding Awarded to Detect E.Coli in Food Processing Facilities

CALGARY, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is pleased to announce on behalf of our funding partners the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Genome Canada, Genome...


Oct 02, 2012, 10:55 ET Genome Alberta Welcomes Alberta Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, Stephen Khan and Federal Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear to Calgary this November

CALGARY, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2012 which is coming to the West for the first time this November 5th - 7th....


Jun 04, 2012, 09:51 ET The promise of cleaner and more abundant hydrocarbon energy through genomic research

OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta and the Public Policy Forum have released a joint policy paper titled Enhancing Energy Production and Environmental Outcomes through Genomics: The case for ...


Apr 04, 2012, 14:08 ET New research to improve food safety recalls, traceability

Project also offers new method for estimating populations CALGARY, April 4, 2012 /CNW/ - New research out of Alberta aims to improve food safety recalls and traceability systems, while also offering...


Feb 13, 2012, 09:35 ET New Technology Offers Hope to Resource Development Problems

Top experts to focus on the application of genomics to oil and gas development CALGARY, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - On February 17th at the Westin in Calgary, Genome Alberta (genomealberta.ca) and the...


Apr 16, 2010, 06:54 ET Genomics Research Competition to Enhance Livestock Sector Now Open

CALGARY, April 16 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta has launched a competition for bovine and swine genomics research projects that will contribute to the success and growth of Alberta's highly competitive...