WCVM scientists gain support for biomedical research studies

A recent funding announcement by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) includes nearly $540,000 in financial support for four research projects that will be conducted by researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

U of S research team aims to develop salmonella vaccine

With 94 million cases of gastroenteritis — “stomach bug” — every year worldwide, protecting against salmonella is more relevant than ever.

Studies aim to detect endometriosis at early stages

What do dogs, pigs, and sheep have to do with endometriosis in humans? Dr. Emy Varughese, 30, is a small animal veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, and, after being diagnosed with endometriosis, she's on a mission to find out.

Visualizing psychiatric illness risk factors with X-rays

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are zeroing in on a neurological protein that may be instrumental to the development of psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

Saskatoon set for One Health conference

Saskatoon has won the bid, led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), to host the 2018 International One Health Congress, an event that is expected to bring more than 1,000 researchers and health professionals from around the world to share their work and create new research collaborations.

One Health spans spectrum of healthcare

After 9/11 occurred in 2001, food protection and biosecurity became major concerns for everyone in the United States.

One Health panel kicks off winter semester

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is partnering with University of Saskatchewan experts from across campus to present a panel discussion on antimicrobial resistance.

World leader in crop research joins U of S

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has recruited Tim Sharbel as its first research leader, an internationally renowned plant scientist from Germany whose research into a cost-effective way to produce seeds without pollination could improve agriculture and help combat global hunger.

Hard to digest? Deciphering food trends

Growing consumer interest in healthy foods is evident in the proliferation of blogs, books and magazine articles on everything from foods that help you lose weight, to foods that help you fight disease and live longer. But food is also viewed through an increasingly sociopolitical lens: where is our food grown, how is it processed and what, ultimately, is in the food we put on our table?

One Health experts share leadership wisdom

What is one suggestion or leadership lesson you've learned in your career? Guest speakers at the 2015 One Health Leadership Experience took turns answering that question during a panel session on Sunday morning, Aug. 23.

Smartphones could help track sickness

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students will soon have the opportunity to be involved in a research project funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), which will use new technology to study foodborne illness.

Students key part of One Health event

For Preston O'Brien, attending the annual One Health Leadership Experience provided valuable insight into how he can work with others in his career as a doctor.

One Health conference nurtures careers

Jenn Nyhof of Thompson, Man., is a fourth-year veterinary student, president of the University of Saskatchewan's One Health Club and a veteran participant of the university's One Health Leadership Experience conference.

Genomics key to U of S agri-food projects

Genome Canada has awarded three of its 11 projects in the national Genomics and Feeding the Future competition to innovative agri-food research led by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) scientists.

Scientists seek therapies for severe flu cases

A research team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is investigating how they can stop severe influenza virus infections from causing a fatal build up of fluid in patients' lungs.

Searching for antibiotic resistance in food

To me, staring at bacteria in a petri dish is a wonderful sight.

Nesfatin: predictor of placenta abnormalities?

Five to 10 per cent of the world's pregnant women end up delivering their babies early — before a full term of 37 weeks. Once they're born, these "pre-term" babies are at significant risk: 70 to 75 per cent of all newborn deaths or serious illness occur in pre-term babies.

U of S team creates unique One Health clinic

Imagine walking into a space where a local health provider, citizen and community elder are working together over a microscope and discussing a recent outbreak of a water-borne disease in their community. As you get close enough to listen, you realize the citizen collected the water from his own well and was expressing concern that he had lost three goats and was worried about whether there was a risk to his children and other animals.

Going to the dogs for cancer models

A dog owner who shows up at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) with a pet that has lymphoma might be surprised to see a molecular geneticist and an internist from the College of Medicine on the team of specialists handling the case.

Camp promotes healthy habits

Over 110 elementary students got a healthy start to their day when they visited the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for the One Health Healthy Food Camp on June 10.

Imaging workshop targets disease therapies

North American experts in medical imaging met with University of Saskatchewan (U of S) health researchers and students on April 10 to discuss how advanced imaging and biomarkers can speed up detection and treatment of diseases in people and animals.

Dogs good models for cancer research

Researchers in the College of Medicine are spending time at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), keeping an eye on dogs with cancer in an effort to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment in humans.

One Health initiatives at U of S

A growing awareness that the health of humans, animals and the environment are inextricably linked has sparked a flurry of activity in one of the University of Saskatchewan's signature areas of research.

Poop, parasites and public health

It may look like ordinary, everyday dog poop, but to researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), those little lumps contain a treasure trove of public health information.

One Health key part of Vanderwagen's life

Dr. Craig Vanderwagen grew up surrounded by the notion of One Health.

Health science students unite for One Health

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is hosting the second annual One Health Leadership Experience for health science students from August 16 to 18.

Therapy dogs bring joy to people

When Anna-Belle and Subie walk into a room, people greet them with excited hugs, smiles, pats and scratches. The two dogs are more than happy to return the love, curling up onto their new friends' laps, showering them with kisses and giving lots of tail wags.

Medical imaging with One Health perspective

For veterinary radiologist Dr. Susan Kraft, the chance to collaborate with human researchers and to help pets as well as people was what sold her on the idea of One Health.

Producers tolerate aggressive cows: survey

The WCVM's Dr. Joseph Stookey and his former MSc student, Brooke Aitken, report findings from their survey that asked producers about their tolerance of aggressive mother cows.

Cancer research poised to aid people, pets

A multi-disciplinary team of University of Saskatchewan researchers are investigating a new cancer treatment option that could benefit both humans and their four-legged friends.

Synchrotron shines light on prostate cancer

University of Saskatchewan researchers are pioneering the use of synchrotron technology to study prostate cancer in humans and dogs.

Workshop fosters future One Health leaders

One Health is becoming increasingly important across health science disciplines, but for many new students entering the health profession, it's still an unknown concept.

NSERC funds public health training

A new University of Saskatchewan training program that will produce future leaders in food safety, infectious disease control and public policy has been awarded $1.65 million over six years through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.