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U of S Researcher Aims to Save Endangered Cranes


SASKATOON—Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry around—something that may guide conservation efforts...
6-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson’s Disease


A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan has developed two caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.
30-Sep-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U of S Awarded $20-M Canada Excellence Research Chair


Leon Kochian was named the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Food Systems and Security at the University of Saskatchewan—a $20-million initiative that will use cutting-edge plant and soil science to help feed a growing world.
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows That Saskatchewan Uranium Mining Emits Few Greenhouse Gases

A research group from the University of Saskatchewan has found that the mining and milling of Canadian uranium contributes very few greenhouse gases to nuclear power’s already low emissions. The study, conducted by David Parker, a graduate student...
7-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Canadian Government Awards $77.8M to Lead “Global Water Futures” Research Program at the University of Saskatchewan


The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded $77.8 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund to lead the “Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change” initiative—the largest university-led water...
6-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Roots Built Beachhead for Life on Land


Plants – even relatively small ones – played a crucial role in establishing a beachhead for life on land, according to recent work by an international team from China, the U.S., the U.K., and the University of Saskatchewan. The team found that...
30-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New U of S Plant Research Centre Launched to Design Crops for Global Food Security


The University of Saskatchewan marked the official launch of its unique Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) today with an international symposium and demonstration of new drone technology to be used in novel crop development...
29-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccine Developed for Devastating Pig Virus


University of Saskatchewan scientists at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization International Vaccine Centre have developed and tested a prototype vaccine against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) which has so far killed more than...
22-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Can Sound Waves Stand in for Light as an Analog to Hawking Radiation?


23-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT

University of Saskatchewan Experts Available to Comment on Rio Summer Olympics

4-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT

What Does the Discovery of Gravitational Waves Mean for Science and Society?


11-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST

Canadian Experts Available to Speak on Vaccine Development for Emerging Diseases


1-Feb-2016 8:00 AM EST

University of Saskatchewan Offers Expertise on Swine Flu Outbreaks


Experts in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan are available to comment on the swine flu outbreak.
30-Apr-2009 12:50 PM EDT

Health Research Week: Researchers are Finding Health Solutions

Today kicks off Health Research Week in Saskatchewan. Here are some of the many University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers contributing to better health for Canadians.
1-Dec-2008 4:50 PM EST

Expert Available for Interview on U.S. Social Security Reform

Daniel Béland, a professor with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, is a specialist in U.S. and international old-age pensions and Social Security reform. He has published two books on U.S....
25-Nov-2008 9:00 AM EST

Experts Available to Comment on Bisphenol a Ban in Canada


World-renowned toxicologists at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada are available to comment on Health Canada's announcement that Canada will become the first country to declare chemical bisphenol A hazardous and ban it from baby bottles.
20-Oct-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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