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Released: 26-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: U of S Researcher Aims to Save Endangered Cranes
Released: 6-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson’s Disease
Released: 30-Sep-2016 12:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: U of S Awarded $20-M Canada Excellence Research Chair
Released: 15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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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Released: 7-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: Canadian Government Awards $77.8M to Lead “Global Water Futures” Research Program at the University of Saskatchewan
Released: 6-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: Plant Roots Built Beachhead for Life on Land
Released: 30-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: New U of S Plant Research Centre Launched to Design Crops for Global Food Security
Released: 29-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: Vaccine Developed for Devastating Pig Virus
Released: 22-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT
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.

Newswise: U of S Scientists Probe the Mystery of Sable Island’s Growing Wild Horse Population
Released: 4-Aug-2016 6:00 AM EDT
U of S Scientists Probe the Mystery of Sable Island’s Growing Wild Horse Population
University of Saskatchewan

SASKATOON - University of Saskatchewan (U of S) biologists have made a significant advance in understanding the ecology of Sable Island and its iconic wild horses—one that underscores how intimately connected living systems are.

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Released: 21-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Rare Wood Bison Calves Born at the University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan

Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro fertilization.

Newswise: Research Suggests Indigenous Children Were Well-Nourished Before Residential Schools
27-Jun-2016 9:15 AM EDT
Research Suggests Indigenous Children Were Well-Nourished Before Residential Schools
University of Saskatchewan

Indigenous children in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada in the first half of the 20th century were at a healthy weight when they entered residential schools, according to new research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), a finding that has implications for health policy to address alarming rates of obesity and diabetes among Indigenous people.

Newswise: Desert, Swamp or Mirage? Retail Food Environments and the Health of Communities
Released: 15-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Desert, Swamp or Mirage? Retail Food Environments and the Health of Communities
University of Saskatchewan

Differing food landscapes are described in a new series of papers entitled Retail Food Environments in Canada: Maximizing the Impact of Research, Policy and Practice, recently released in a special supplement of the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Newswise: Saving North America's Salamanders and Newts
Released: 30-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT
Saving North America's Salamanders and Newts
University of Saskatchewan

The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, said Natacha Hogan, due to the threat of salamander chytrid disease that infects both salamanders and newts with near total lethality.

Newswise: U of S Researcher Honoured for Next-Generation “Camera Pill” to Diagnose and Treat Gut Ailments
Released: 25-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT
U of S Researcher Honoured for Next-Generation “Camera Pill” to Diagnose and Treat Gut Ailments
University of Saskatchewan

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher who has improved the technology for taking pictures inside the human gut has won the 2016 Innovation Place–Industry Liaison Office Award of Innovation.

Newswise: Forest-Loving Moose Learning to Thrive on Farmland
Released: 16-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT
Forest-Loving Moose Learning to Thrive on Farmland
University of Saskatchewan

While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research from the University of Saskatchewan shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ fields.

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6-May-2016 12:45 PM EDT
Kamskénow Program Links U of S Math and Science Students with Community Schools
University of Saskatchewan

Kamskénow, an award-winning outreach program that brings engaging science and math education to Community Schools in Saskatoon, has just received renewed funding through PromoScience, a program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Newswise: Mike Babcock to Receive Honorary Degree From U of S
Released: 3-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Mike Babcock to Receive Honorary Degree From U of S
University of Saskatchewan

When he returns home to Saskatoon next month, the University of Saskatchewan will pay tribute to Mike Babcock by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Laws for outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the community at Spring Convocation.

Newswise: International Agriculture Expert Joins Global Institute for Food Security Board
Released: 19-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT
International Agriculture Expert Joins Global Institute for Food Security Board
University of Saskatchewan

Lutz Goedde, a leading expert in strategies to improve agricultural productivity around the world, has joined the board of directors of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan.

Newswise: Bring the Language Lab to the Classroom
Released: 15-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Bring the Language Lab to the Classroom
University of Saskatchewan

A new in-classroom laboratory approach by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Laureen McIntyre and Laurie Hellsten promises to provide a real-world look at assessment and teaching strategies for students with speech, language and learning difficulties.

Newswise: Gaming and Rocket Science Taking Off at U of S
Released: 14-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Gaming and Rocket Science Taking Off at U of S
University of Saskatchewan

Gaming and space technology research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon receive a $3.3 million boost to help train the next wave of innovators for these multibillion dollar industries courtesy the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Newswise: Tell Me a Story!
Released: 11-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Tell Me a Story!
University of Saskatchewan

Kelly Mills, a finalist in the SSHRC Storyteller's challenge, tells the tale of her work with the Memory Writers, a remarkable group that has been writing and sharing stories with each other for more than 25 years.

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Released: 11-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT
New Device Gives Healing Horses a Lift
University of Saskatchewan

Researchers and engineers in Saskatchewan hope a robotic lift system will help to improve the odds for horses recovering from limb fractures and other traumatic injuries.

Newswise: Novel Compounds Could Yield More Effective, Less Toxic Cancer Chemotherapy
Released: 31-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Novel Compounds Could Yield More Effective, Less Toxic Cancer Chemotherapy
University of Saskatchewan

A novel class of compounds developed by a University of Saskatchewan-led research team could yield more effective and less toxic chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer.

Newswise: U of S Researchers Improve Kidney Diagnostics
Released: 21-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
U of S Researchers Improve Kidney Diagnostics
University of Saskatchewan

Researchers have devised a simple method to determine split renal function— critical knowledge for anyone planning to donate a kidney or to guide doctors’ decisions for surgery and other medical treatments.

Newswise: U of S Researchers Develop New Tools to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Released: 17-Mar-2016 12:00 PM EDT
U of S Researchers Develop New Tools to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
University of Saskatchewan

A University of Saskatchewan team has discovered a way to prevent bacteria from developing resistance to antibiotics, potentially helping to blunt the edge of a looming threat to public health around the world.

Newswise: U of S Researchers Adapt “Camera Pill” to Examine Horses
Released: 16-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT
U of S Researchers Adapt “Camera Pill” to Examine Horses
University of Saskatchewan

Capsule endoscopy promises a powerful new tool for equine health care providers.

Newswise: Are You Trying to Be Difficult?
Released: 3-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST
Are You Trying to Be Difficult?
University of Saskatchewan

Making learning problems simple does not help students as much as making those same problems difficult.

Newswise: U of S Researchers Exploring Mining Contamination, Pipelines, Nuclear Power
Released: 1-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST
U of S Researchers Exploring Mining Contamination, Pipelines, Nuclear Power
University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan researchers working to protect the environment from oil and mining contamination and improve nuclear power technology have received a $1.5 million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Newswise: U of S Historian Sees Resurgence in LSD Research
Released: 17-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
U of S Historian Sees Resurgence in LSD Research
University of Saskatchewan

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD hold promise for palliative care for an aging population, said University of Saskatchewan medical historian Erika Dyck.

Newswise: Motorboat Noise Makes Reef Fish Vulnerable to Predators
Released: 8-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST
Motorboat Noise Makes Reef Fish Vulnerable to Predators
University of Saskatchewan

Noise from motorboat traffic makes some fish more than two and a half times more likely to be eaten by predators, according to an international team of researchers including biologists from the University of Saskatchewan.

Newswise: Fedoruk Centre Invests $2-Million for Nuclear Policy Research
Released: 5-Feb-2016 8:30 AM EST
Fedoruk Centre Invests $2-Million for Nuclear Policy Research
University of Saskatchewan

The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation will invest $2-million to support research at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Newswise: Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold
Released: 28-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold
University of Saskatchewan

Stephen Foley Foley, an associate professor in the University of Saskatchewan Department of Chemistry and his colleagues, have discovered a new financially viable and environmentally friendly way to recover and recycle gold from electronic waste.

Newswise: World Wheat Experts to Meet in Saskatoon, Canada in 2019
Released: 20-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
World Wheat Experts to Meet in Saskatoon, Canada in 2019
University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada will play host to the 2019 International Wheat Congress, where scientists will discuss advances in research and the future of wheat in helping avert a global food security crisis.

Newswise: Canadian Researchers Lead International Lentil Genome Sequencing Effort
Released: 11-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Canadian Researchers Lead International Lentil Genome Sequencing Effort
University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan researchers have released a draft lentil genome assembly that will help develop new understanding and commercial applications of this ancient crop.

Newswise: Canadian Researchers Help Lead Wheat Genome Sequencing Breakthrough
Released: 11-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Canadian Researchers Help Lead Wheat Genome Sequencing Breakthrough
University of Saskatchewan

An international consortium of scientists has announced it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

Newswise: U of S Researchers Hope to Harness Human DNA to Fight HIV
Released: 1-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST
U of S Researchers Hope to Harness Human DNA to Fight HIV
University of Saskatchewan

Linda Chelico and her team are learning more about how an ancient “error correction” system in the human genome helps protect the body against HIV.

Newswise: $50 Million Global Institute for Food Security Launched
Released: 10-Dec-2012 5:00 PM EST
$50 Million Global Institute for Food Security Launched
University of Saskatchewan

The Province of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan, and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today formally launched the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) to develop Saskatchewan-led solutions to feed a growing world population. The public-private partnership will advance science and policy for global food and nutrition security.

Released: 9-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST
$10 M CER Chair at U of S Aimed at Mitigating Infectious Disease
University of Saskatchewan

Search begins to fill $10 M Canada Excellence Research Chair at University of Saskatchewan aimed at mitigating infectious disease.

Newswise: Ecotoxicologist John Giesy Receives Scope-Zhongyu Lifetime Achievement Award
Released: 24-Oct-2012 12:30 PM EDT
Ecotoxicologist John Giesy Receives Scope-Zhongyu Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Saskatchewan

John Giesy, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Saskatchewan, has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Paris-based Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and China’s Zhongyu Environmental Technologies Corporation.

Newswise: Neurosurgeon and Synchrotron Researcher Awarded Saskatchewan Research Chair in Clinical Stroke Research
Released: 9-Oct-2012 2:30 PM EDT
Neurosurgeon and Synchrotron Researcher Awarded Saskatchewan Research Chair in Clinical Stroke Research
University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon brain surgeon and medical researcher Dr. Michael Kelly has been awarded the Saskatchewan Research Chair in Clinical Stroke Research to pursue his work in the operating room and at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to advance understanding of strokes and improve prevention and treatment.

Newswise: Team Unlocks Link Between Sex and the Female Brain
20-Aug-2012 11:30 AM EDT
Team Unlocks Link Between Sex and the Female Brain
University of Saskatchewan

An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells.

Newswise: Researchers Discover Cannabis “Pharma Factory”
Released: 16-Jul-2012 3:00 PM EDT
Researchers Discover Cannabis “Pharma Factory”
University of Saskatchewan

U of S researchers have discovered the chemical pathway that Cannabis sativa uses to create bioactive compounds, paving the way for the development of marijuana varieties to produce pharmaceuticals or cannabinoid-free industrial hemp.

Newswise: Biochar Explored to Remediate Soil Contaminated by Oil Spills and Gas Leaks in Canada’s North
Released: 11-Jul-2012 7:00 AM EDT
Biochar Explored to Remediate Soil Contaminated by Oil Spills and Gas Leaks in Canada’s North
University of Saskatchewan

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Yukon College are working with industry in Canada’s North to develop biochar to remediate soil contaminated by oil spills and gas leaks.

Newswise: Satellite Research Reveals Smaller Volcanoes Could Cool Climate
Released: 6-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT
Satellite Research Reveals Smaller Volcanoes Could Cool Climate
University of Saskatchewan

A University of Saskchewan-led international research team has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be boosted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures.

Newswise: U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre Partners in $6.5-M IDRC Grants to Address Food Security
Released: 3-Jul-2012 2:30 PM EDT
U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre Partners in $6.5-M IDRC Grants to Address Food Security
University of Saskatchewan

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) are in Kenya to launch two projects: develop a vaccine for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), a devastating livestock disease; develop a vaccine to protect livestock from five major infectious diseases, and develop a vaccine to combat African swine fever.


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