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The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 150 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs in 18 faculties.The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university’s impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province’s gross domestic product. With more than 15,000 employees, the university is Alberta's fourth-largest employer.The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide.According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities , and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature .The University of Alberta has graduated more than 260,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener, Prime Minister Joe Clark, Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock and Jim Prentice, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor.The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Wikipedia.


Apparatuses and methods for non-contact sensing of physical or chemical properties of a target sample using a planar microwave resonator are provided. In one aspect, a planar microwave resonator is used in combination with an active feedback loop for increasing the quality factor of the resonator to compensate for an existing signal loss in the sample or environment. In another aspect, an active feedback loop is used in combination with a microwave resonator to compensate for signal loss in a lossy medium. In another aspect, a planar microwave resonator comprising a secondary layer defining a sensing interface may be used to facilitate the sensing by exposing the secondary layer to a substance to be investigated. In another aspect, a planar microwave resonator sensor is provided comprising separate resonator and active feedback loop components that are indirectly connected through an electromagnetically coupling and may be constructed on two separate support structure.


Patent
University of Alberta | Date: 2015-06-05

A device and method for spreading apart adjacent vertebrae bodies for the safe insertion of an IBD into an IVD space said device designed for minimally invasive procedures and posterior or anterior approaches.


Patent
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President And Fellows Of Harvard College and University of Alberta | Date: 2015-02-06

The invention, in some aspects relates to light-activated ion channel polypeptides and encoding nucleic acids and also relates in part to compositions comprising light-activated ion channel polypeptides and methods using light-activated ion channel polypeptides to alter cell activity and function.


Patent
University of Alberta | Date: 2015-05-28

A reversible bonded microfluidic structure comprises an overhanging cap or gasket structure atop a continuous microfluidic channel wall. An overhanging gasket structure may reduce stress concentrations at the edge of the channel wall and can permit improved reversible adhesion of the channel wall and adjacent dry adhesive fibers. In one example, reversible adhesion of the overhanging channel wall gasket and adjacent dry adhesive fibers may approach 1 MPa in axial loading. An overhanging gasket structure of the microfluidic channel wall may comprise a single fiber that is continuous around the perimeter of the desired microfluidic channel shape, and may define a self-sealing gasket which will contain fluid. The overhanging gasket structure may be surrounded by further overhanging or undercut dry adhesive fibers to enhance the adhesion and help make the rest of the surface more tolerant to defects and surface roughness.


Patent
University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services | Date: 2015-06-30

There is described herein compounds, compositions and methods for inducing synthetic lethality in a cancer cell(s).

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