Motorcycles for maternal care: Ron Siemens makes the links in northern Mozambique

By: Researchers Under the Scope

After raising five children of his own, including two sets of twins, Dr. Ron Siemens brings an empathetic, pragmatic approach to infant and childrens’ medicine.

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USask researcher and Métis partners collaborate to jig away cardiac woes

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – In a first-of-its-kind Canadian study, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Heather Foulds will assess the physical, mental, cultural, and social benefits that...

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His father's son: Nazeem Muhajarine connects the coronavirus and human behaviour

By: Researchers Under the Scope

The way people perceive threats in a pandemic affects the spread of Covid-19, according to social epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine.

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Imaging inflammatory bowel disease with ultrasound microbubbles

By: Kristen McEwen

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher is developing ultrasound microbubbles to create a non-invasive, painless, and fast way to identify inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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USask researcher building new model for MS care

By: James Shewaga

As the search for a cause and a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) continues around the world, Dr. Sarah Donkers (PhD) is exploring new ways to improve the lives of individuals livin...

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Dr. Irene Evans: Helping students in need succeed

By: INALIE PORTADES

University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine students receive generous support through the Doctors Gwilym and Irene Evans Award, thanks to the $3-million legacy gift from...

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USask researcher targets aggressive breast cancers with new drugs

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

More than 5,100 women in Canada—about 75 a day—will die from breast cancers this year, a dismal statistic that University of Saskatchewan (USask) radiopharmacist Dr. Humphrey Fonge...

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USask unites: The unintentional influencer

By: Leslie-Ann Schlosser

At a time when the world was saturated with misinformation, a USask alumna took it upon herself to set the record straight.<br/><br/>

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CMHF recipient an advocate of harm reduction, trauma-informed care

By: Kristen McEwen

Third-year medical student Jessica Froehlich was named as one of this year’s Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) recipients.

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USask community to honour residential school survivors and their families with Orange Shirt Day

By: University Communications

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) community is getting ready to participate in Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to acknowledge and remember residential school survivor...

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Exploring technology use with Indigenous elderly for health and well-being

By: Federica Giannelli, USask Research Profile and Impact

University of Saskatchewan (USask) post-doctoral fellow Dr. Cari McIlduff (PhD) has been awarded $45,000 from AGE-WELL and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to lea...

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USask unites: Virologist discusses the realities of research amid COVID-19 pandemic

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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USask respirologist offers tips for wearing masks, and why they work

By: James Shewaga

Wearing a mask is now mandatory indoors for those on campus, and a University of Saskatchewan (USask) respiratory expert says there are plenty of good reasons why they help protect...

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New research measures how anesthesiology residents develop ultrasound skills

By: Kristen McEwen

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has emerged as a safe, non-invasive tool for physicians to optimize many types of care at the bedside — from a heart examination to lessening the p...

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USask awarded $1.2M to advance health, agriculture and environmental research

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – Creating artificial substitutes for human tissue and organs, discovering the best diet to help bacteria break down oil spills, and using high-powered computing to devel...

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USask provides virtual care during pandemic

By: Kristen McEwen

When an outbreak of COVID-19 caused travel restrictions to be instituted in northern Saskatchewan in May, residents’ access to health care services were limited—especially for expe...

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USask researchers explore therapeutics to fight COVID-19

By: Amanda Woroniuk

With COVID-19 ravaging the globe, the race is on to accelerate therapeutics research and find effective treatment options.

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Tracking pandemic public health responses

By: James Shewaga

The rampant spread of COVID-19 south of the border and the increasing number of localized cluster outbreaks in areas of Saskatchewan are clear warning signs to researchers like Dr....

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Data drives decisions to contain COVID-19

By: James Shewaga

After finally emerging from months of working and sheltering at home, with the majority of the population following pandemic prevention measures, Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD) knows ...

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USask-led Indigenous health research network finds home at Station 20 West

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

In a significant step for Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan and nationally, a new University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led network dedicated to improving health and wellness...

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USask researchers awarded $715,000 to tackle mental health and addictions, MS, and other health issues

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $715,000 by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to lead new health research...

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College of Medicine Alumni Association president looks forward to new role

By: Amanda Woroniuk

The new College of Medicine Alumni Association president is no stranger to taking on leadership roles. 

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University and city study food reclamation

By: Kristen McEwen

What if unwanted food from grocery stores and restaurants could be repurposed to not only save money, but potentially create jobs?

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Medical students, residents receive emergency financial support from Canadian Medical Association Foundation

The financial support will give a boost to medical learners impacted by COVID-19.

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Building next generation ‘smart pill’ gut-imaging device with AI sensors for improved cancer detection

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

A team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Khan Wahid (PhD) has been awarded $250,000 from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund to create a new pill-size...

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USask unites: Student steps up to help home community during COVID-19

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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USask medical researchers awarded $900K to help fight COVID-19

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded three University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams a total of $900,000 to help strengthen Canada’s rapid response...

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USask researchers to develop saliva-based COVID-19 home testing kit

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers are part of two COVID-19-related projects awarded major federal funding today—one to develop a unique saliva-based test for COVID-19 ...

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USask medical students elected to support student advocacy, wellness

By: Kristen McEwen

Second-year medical students Lucas King and Sehjal Bhargava know they are in the best positions to support and advocate on their classmates’ behalf in Saskatchewan and across the c...

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USask celebrates virtual Pride Week

By: James Shewaga

This year’s Pride Week format may have changed, but its importance remains the same for the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus community.

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Schell excels in final season with Huskies

By: James Shewaga

There are superb student-athletes all across the country, but few can match what Alex Schell accomplished in her Huskie Athletics career.

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USask Colleges of Medicine, Arts and Science partner on revamped biomedical sciences degree

By: SHANNON BOKLASCHUK

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will begin offering a revamped biomedical sciences degree program (BMSC) starting in May 2021.

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USask physiology and pharmacology graduate awarded Governor General’s Silver Medal

By: SHANNON BOKLASCHUK

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) student who achieved an impressive 96.65-per-cent cumulative average during her undergraduate studies has been honoured with a Governor General...

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Statement from USask President

President Peter Stoicheff addresses the University of Saskatchewan campus community.

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USask Métis student celebrates MD degree on family farm

By: Kristen McEwen

Like any student in their last year of medical school, Métis student Lacey Jurke has been keeping busy—though not in the way she had envisioned.

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USask asks community to help celebrate spring 2020 graduates online

SASKATOON – Graduation ceremonies and powwow at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are a time to acknowledge academic achievements and a time to celebrate with family, friends ...

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Promising pre-clinical results for USask VIDO-InterVac COVID-19 vaccine

SASKATOON – A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterV...

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USask researcher helping design improved mask for pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients

By: Kristen McEwen

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher is helping design personal protective masks for pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients.<br/><br/>

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Developing microbeam radiation therapy for inoperable cancer

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

An innovative radiation treatment that could one day be a valuable addition to conventional radiation therapy for inoperable brain and spinal tumors is a step closer, thanks to new...

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USask unites: Medical students connecting with isolated seniors

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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USask unites: Medical students double fundraising goal to send supplies to northern Saskatchewan communities

By: Kristen McEwen

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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President addresses USask community

President Peter Stoicheff addresses the University of Saskatchewan campus community during these uncertain times, applauding the immense efforts of all members of the USask communi...

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Oosman honoured with Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching

By: AMANDA WORONIUK

A School of Rehabilitation Science associate professor has been recognized for her teaching excellence.

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USask College of Medicine hosts Indigenous language training

By: AMANDA WORONIUK

Cree is one of the most widely spoken Indigenous languages in the province. A new course offered by the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) now gives part...

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Dr. Michael Goldney: Making a difference

By: John Grainger

One of the founders of Lucky Bastard Distillers said everyone should make the effort to regularly wash their hands with soap and water as the first line of defence against the COVI...

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USask Indigenous health leader appointed to national COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

University of Saskatchewan (USask) Indigenous health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa has been appointed as the Indigenous Engagement Lead on the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task ...

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Campus remains closed during COVID-19

This is a reminder that the University of Saskatchewan campus remains closed to our faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public. 

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USask unites: USask doctor aims to dispel COVID-19 myths via video sharing

By: University Communications

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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USask researchers offer online support program for people with MS, Parkinson’s and spinal cord injury

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

During the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in physiotherapy, rehabilitation science, and neurology are combining their expertise to provide a free...

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USask unites: Psychiatry professor teams up with church to offer support for health-care workers

By: UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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USask engineering team designing 3D-printed N95 masks to help combat COVID-19

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

Using 3D printers, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) engineering team is designing a comfortable, reusable and sanitizable N95 class respirator mask aimed at protecting emergenc...

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USask therapy dogs go virtual amidst COVID-19 pandemic

By: University Communications

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program is live online. Students and other members of the community can now connect and receive comf...

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USask unites: CLRC and university health science programs join forces with the SHA to combat COVID-19

By: COLLIN SEMENOFF

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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USask unites: Indigenous student dancers share videos made in self-isolation to help others get through the pandemic

By: University Communications

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/><br/>

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USask researchers team up with companies to make hand sanitizer

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers and three local companies are helping to address a provincial shortage of hand sanitizer using a bioprocessing facility o...

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USask unites: USask psychologist offers free counselling to health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

By: Shannon Boklaschuk

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.<br/>

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SHA and USask’s VIDO-InterVac partner to help ensure supply of N95 respirator masks

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) a...

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USask health researchers make ‘exceptional’ discovery

By: KRISTEN McEWEN

A discovery by a group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers may change the way we model how a human body processes drugs.

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Health risks of vaping: USask respirologist

By: Amanda Woroniuk

Vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has exploded in popularity. While some see it as a way to transition from smoking, there are many questions about the saf...

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Amendments to legislation protect vulnerable and Indigenous women

By: Sarah Vermette

Indigenous women are three to four times more likely than other women to be sexually assaulted or murdered, and seven times more likely to be targeted by serial killers.

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Webinar answers key COVID-19 questions for healthcare professionals

By: Amanda Woroniuk

With the overwhelming amount information about COVID-19 making headlines every day, it’s important for healthcare professionals to have accurate, current information.

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USask awarded $5 million to lead new CIHR Indigenous health research networks to address health disparities

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a major new national initiative that a...

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Morning Star Lodge and USask health research leader launch “Protecting Our Home Fires” strategy for COVID-19 prevention

University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous community-based health research lab in Regina, are launching a s...

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USask health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic

By: Kristen McEwen

About 200 University of Saskatchewan (USask) health science students in the province are volunteering to help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USask unites: USask counsellor offers tips on staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

By: Laura Woodward | CTV Saskatoon

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

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USask unites: A USask student has launched a website tracking all cases of COVID-19 in Canada

By: Ryan Kessler | Global News

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

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USask unites: Saskatoon distilleries team up to make hand sanitizer

By: ALEX MACPHERSON | SASKATOON STARPHOENIX

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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Saskatchewan government invests $3.6M in USask COVID-19 vaccine research

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $3.6 million in new funding for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Va...

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Mapping the cannabis genome to improve crops and health

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – Unlocking the full potential of cannabis for agriculture and human health will require a co-ordinated scientific effort to assemble and map the cannabis genome, accordi...

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PM announces $12M for new vaccine manufacturing at USask’s VIDO-InterVac, part of $23.3M for the lab to fight COVID-19 and other infectious disease threats

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to rapidly evolve, the federal government is announcing $23.3 million in total support for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) V...

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USask convocation cancelled in response to COVID-19 prevention

The University of Saskatchewan will be implementing further preventative measures including, but not limited to: closing all campus buildings with only limited access to employees ...

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USask medical students step up to support healthcare professionals

By: Kristen McEwen

As COVID-19 arrived in Canada, medical students found themselves out of the classroom, watching their teachers and mentors prepare for the impending pandemic.

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USask unites: USask community offers assistance in response to coronavirus

By: University Communications

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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Elevating patient oriented research

School of Rehabilitation Science’s Dr. Stéphanie Madill is leading a research team that is investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse individuals experiences with healt...

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USask moves to limit access to campus in response to COVID-19

With the Government of Saskatchewan declaring a provincial State of Emergency to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Saskatchewan will be immediately implementing a wo...

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USask issues updates on winter term final exams

Please be advised that final exams in the April 2020 period will be completed remotely and the university will use the existing exam schedule with regard to timing of exams. Specif...

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USask issues additional supports in response to COVID-19 prevention

By: University Communications

Both federal and provincial governments took additional preventative measure related to COVID-19 on March 16, ranging from pre-K to 12 schools shutting down in Saskatchewan later t...

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COVID-19 updated prevention measures

As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation is one that changes quickly and requires equally quick decisions to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and beyond. We wil...

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New USask COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

Message from President Peter Stoicheff.

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Drug-resistant superbugs a growing concern

By: James Shewaga

It doesn’t garner the same mass media attention as the global health emergency of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, but there is another world health threat looming that researcher...

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Cygler’s research targets pathogens at molecular level

By: James Shewaga

On the front line in the battle against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Dr. Mirek Cygler (PhD) is exploring new tactics to combat the growing threat before it reaches pandemi...

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VIDO-InterVac team tackles coronavirus: Researchers developing prototype vaccines at USask

By: James Shewaga

As the world deals with the new pandemic, coronavirus has become the No.1 priority for researchers at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (...

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COVID-19 update and USask response

By: University Communications

I want to provide you with an update about the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, which has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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VIDO-InterVac-led research team at USask awarded almost $1M to fight new coronavirus

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team and collaborating scientists from across the country have been awarded almost $1 million over two years to develop animal models ...

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The good doctor

By: Greg Basky

Improving end-of-life care for people experiencing homelessness

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USask awarded $3.6M to tackle opioid withdrawal in babies, improve health care for youth and elderly

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research projects have been awarded nearly $3.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to improve health and...

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Top-notch accreditation results for USask College of Medicine

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine has achieved further strong results from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), meaning a si...

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USask research projects with the City of Saskatoon awarded nearly $150K to target urban issues

SASKATOON – Measuring pharmaceuticals in Saskatoon’s wastewater, diverting food from the landfill to save money and the planet, and improving property assessment appeals are some o...

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USask pediatric residency program begins in Regina

By: Kristen McEwen

Saskatchewan now has its first Regina-based pediatrics residency program.

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USask kinesiology and medicine researchers examine how diabetes affects bone strength

By: Alyssa Wiebe

Children with Type 1 diabetes (DM1) have a high risk of fracture, but experts don’t know why.

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Staying on track

By: Scott Larson

USask helped Cyprian Enweani chase his Olympic dream.

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Family recovery inspires USask student

By: Ashley Sharp and John Shelling

When Kaili Gilroy’s aunt suffered a traumatic brain injury, the recovery process she witnessed first-hand gave her insight into her future career.

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Study links high stillbirth rates worldwide to gender inequality

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

In the first comprehensive study mapping global patterns of stillbirth rates, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have found that pregnant women who are poor and have lo...

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Bridging medicine and agriculture to prevent age-related illness

By: KATHY FITZPATRICK

If Dr. Christopher Eskiw (PhD) and his co-investigators are correct, the inner workings of brewing yeast could point the way to greater human longevity and the prevention of age-re...

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Bringing a sense of community into work

By: Kristen McEwen

College of Medicine (CoM) staff member Kathy Evans has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Sydney Inskip Award.

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Staying healthy on and off the field

By: Katie Brickman-Young

USask roots run deep for Riders medical staff.

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