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John Conly

COVID patients receiving antibiotics worsened global antimicrobial resistance

May 11, 2022

One Health scholars’ meta-analysis concludes more diagnostics and surveillance needed.

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Resistance to COVID-19 drug detected in lab study

May 4, 2022

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The virus that causes COVID-19 can develop partial resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir during infection of cultured cells in the laboratory by more than one mechanism. 

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Dr. John Conly

Trailblazers in health care: Celebrating the recipients of the 2022 CMA Awards

April 21, 2022

Dr. John Conly is one of the recipients of the 2022 Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Awards, recognizing individuals who are helping to transform health care and shape future generations of physicians. Dr. Conly received the F.N.G. Starr Award for lifetime achievement, CMA's highest honour. Congratulations Dr. Conly! Click here for more details.

Warning to parents over new Covid complication that affects kids over 5

April 11, 2022

Joan Robinson

Most children who catch coronavirus will recover with no long-term issues, but a new study has found that older children, and those with high blood markers for inflammation (ferritin), were at highest risk of severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Dr. Joan Robinson, pediatrician at the UofA says, "Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a new diagnosis, with differing diagnostic criteria that have not been validated." Click here to read the article.


News Archive

  • Firstline - Clinical Decisions Lab, November 2021, Read more
  • Kathy McCoy discusses how the microbiome interacts with the immune system, November 8, 2021, Watch here
  • Beef a bigger challenge than oil and gas when it comes to tackling methane emissions, October 27, 2021, Read the full article here
  • Fertility must come first in cow herd, October 21, 2021, Read more
  • Herman Barkema receives 2021 Killam Research Excellence Award, October 19, 2021, Read more
  • Alberta primary-care physicians get vaccine hesitancy roadmap, July 22, 2021, Read more
  • Microbiome researcher Kathy McCoy awarded Killam Memorial Chair, July 5, 2021, Read more
  • Raised With Care: Stewards of the Land, March 31, 2021, Watch here
  • Precision testing in the palm of your hand, Read more
  • Researchers identify rare fungal lung-infection in central Alberta, March 21, 2021, Read more
  • New study shows microplastics turn into 'hubs' for pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, March 19, 2021, Read more
  • UCalgary microbiologists develop platform for rapid infection diagnostics, March 16, 2021, Read more
  • RESEARCH, HEALTH AND WELLNESS U of A lab reveals how flu drug works in hopes it can be tweaked enough to outsmart resistant variants, March 04, 2021, Read more
  • Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, February 24, 2021, Read more
  • Report highlights lack of progress against antimicrobial resistance, February 4, 2021, Read full article
  • COMMENTARY: How antibiotic resistance has an impact on future diseases, January 25, 2021, Watch the news
  • Take the Plunge to Become Water Wise, January 2021, Read the full article here
  • A new frontier: History of Alberta’s Primary Care Networks captures the spirit of the West, January 25, 2021, Read article
  • Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance, January 19, 2021, ​​​​​​​View Article