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Article ID: 663546

New U of S Immunotherapy Technique Holds Promise for Curing Food Allergies

University of Saskatchewan

SASKATOON - University of Saskatchewan (U of S) scientists have developed a new immunotherapy technique that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 per cent with only one treatment.

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26-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 662330

U of S Researcher Aims to Save Endangered Cranes

University of Saskatchewan

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 for the endangered birds.

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6-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 661867

Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson’s Disease

University of Saskatchewan

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.

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30-Sep-2016 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 660870

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

University of Saskatchewan

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.

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15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 660428

Study Shows That Saskatchewan Uranium Mining Emits Few Greenhouse Gases

University of Saskatchewan

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 in the College of Engineering co-supervised by U of S professor emeritus Gordon Sparks and environmental engineer Cameron McNaughton, was published online in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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7-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 660307

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

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 research program ever funded worldwide. With more than 140 partners around the world, the research will position Canada as a global leader in cold regions water science.

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6-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659970

Plant Roots Built Beachhead for Life on Land

University of Saskatchewan

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 early in the history of Earth’s terrestrial biosphere, a small plant called Drepanophycus, similar to modern club mosses, was already deeply rooted. This kept soils from washing away and even allowed build up as the resilient above-ground parts of the plants caught silt during floods. These plants – typically a metre long at most – helped form deep, stable soils where other plants could thrive.

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30-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659902

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

University of Saskatchewan

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 approaches.

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29-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659547

Vaccine Developed for Devastating Pig Virus

University of Saskatchewan

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 eight million pigs and cost more than $400 million in lost income since 2013.

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22-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT
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