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Sugars found on the surface of human cells influence COVID-19 infection, according to a University of Alberta-led study that is one of the first to observe this relationship and suggests that cells in the brain might be particularly susceptible....

An international study involving University of Alberta researchers has revealed two effective ways to sterilize disposable masks, potentially allowing them to be reused by health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in areas with limited resources....

Novel protease inhibitors show promise for developing safer, more effective COVID-19 treatments....

U of A researchers find SARS-CoV-2 infects immature red blood cells, reducing oxygen in the blood and impairing immune response....

Molnupiravir under consideration for emergency use in India to slow explosive spread of COVID-19 infections....

University of Alberta spinoff company Applied Quantum Materials Inc. (AQM) is using its chemical production expertise to partner with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Precision Labs to provide critical reagents needed for COVID-19 testing....

New University of Alberta research aims to make medical gowns and masks even safer for front-line health-care workers....

Pediatric cardiologist Lori West one of six researchers receiving $2.8 million in federal funding for “exceptional opportunities” in fight against pandemic....

Radiologists encouraged to remain watchful for signs of the virus.

Almost one in five patients with COVID-19 may only show gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a review of academic studies published in the journal Abdominal Radiology. The findings of the review suggest abdominal radiologists need to remain vigilant during the pandemic while imaging patients....

How COVID-19 affects concentration of certain metabolites could also pinpoint who is most at-risk of death and even lead to a secondary therapy that could improve disease outcomes....