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Don’t nuke that cold sore

By Patrick Boyle

Researchers in the University of Calgary Health Sciences Department are determined to develop a biological, cancer-killing machine by fair means or foul. Last month, the medical community watched excitedly as a U of C research team revealed test results of the seemingly harmless Respiratory Enteric Orphan virus as an oncolytic (cancer-attacking) treatment. Dr. Patrick Lee,… Continue reading Don’t nuke that cold sore

Doubling up on discoveries

By Patrick Boyle

Sufferers of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases may soon find respite from the excruciating pain caused by their afflictions. Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine recently identified a new pain receptor active in inflammatory conditions and mapped its activation and transmission pathways. Fortuitously, the team also identified a substance that interferes with… Continue reading Doubling up on discoveries


By Patrick Boyle

One day, malignant tumours may be cured by the relatively simple injection of a particular virus, according to recent medical research at the University of Calgary. Although U of C researcher Dr. Peter Forsyth can’t promise anything yet, he and his colleagues at Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre have made significant new advances toward the… Continue reading CANCER RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

The future of firefighting

By Patrick Boyle

The fires in northern Alberta were extinguished due to the timely arrival of rain. Next time, it may be due to cutting-edge technology. Dr. Naser El-Sheimy of the University of Calgary Geomatics Engineering Department has developed an important new tool for fighting forest fires from the air. According to the associate professor, in less than… Continue reading The future of firefighting

The future’s almost here

By Patrick Boyle

The year 2000 has come and gone and the vast majority of individuals have yet to see Jeston-esque flying cars soaring through the air. But Dr. Robert Farruto believes he has a replacement for the pollution spewing internal combustion engine. In his lecture Farruto, a lecturer in the 2001 Cross-Canada Chemistry Lectureship, explained the benefits… Continue reading The future’s almost here

Osteoporosis treatment builds new bones

By Patrick Boyle

A University of Calgary researcher is studying a drug that may do for osteoporosis what insulin did for diabetes. The bones of osteoporosis sufferers become brittle and tend to break very easily. Dr. David Hanley, an oncologist in the Faculty of Medicine, is preparing to research the use of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) in the treatment… Continue reading Osteoporosis treatment builds new bones

Eye can see clearly now

By Patrick Boyle

If you are one of the 30 per cent of Canadian citizens who suffer from the condition known as myopia or, more commonly nearsightedness, you have probably wondered about the cause of your condition. Have you also wondered if a permanent, non-surgical cure will arise in the near future? If so, perhaps the recent genetic… Continue reading Eye can see clearly now

Dinos plebiscite

By Emily Senger

Dinos Athletics will use a plebiscite question in the upcoming SU General Election to ask students to dip into their own pockets and support the home team. The Dinos Athletics Fee plebiscite proposes a fee increase of $6 for full-time undergraduate students and $22.75 for part-time undergrads in 2004-06, with a $1.50 increase for each… Continue reading Dinos plebiscite

Contining Educatoin get you their

By Kyle Francis

Last week, the University of Calgary’s continuing education department placed an ad in the Calgary Herald bearing the headline “Learning that get you there.” Students expressed concern about the typo. “I think that it’s a shame that whoever is responsible for this print advertisement was not conscientious enough to spot the mistake prior to its… Continue reading Contining Educatoin get you their