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Farms in Quarantine after Anthrax Outbreak in Saskatchewan

The death of 113 animals associated with the anthrax outbreak has led to the quarantine of about 28 herds in Saskatchewan. Spore-forming bacteria that can spread// among animals through contaminated feed, pasture or soil during grazing cause anthrax. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)...

Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

...misbehaving or attacking the plant. And for that reason, they're much safer," study leader Soledade Pedras, a chemistry professor at the University of saskatchewan in Canada, said in a news release from the meeting sponsor. Plants produce natural chemicals called phytoalexins that help them ward off attackin...

Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.

...contributions from the Flax Council of Canada, the saskatchewan Flax Development Commission; the provinces of Alberta, saskatchewan and Manitoba and through the flax industry. ...tern provinces. Flax production is concentrated in saskatchewan and Manitoba, where hot summer days and cooler eve...

NUCRYST Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Financial Results

...ministrative costs in 2008 totaled $9.1 million as compared to $9.5 million in 2007, representing reduced general and administrative costs at the Fort saskatchewan facility, lower contractual consulting costs, and a decline in stock option compensation expense recognized in the year. The decrease in general and a...

A link between antidepressants and type 2 diabetes

... While analyzing data from saskatchewan health databases, Lauren Brown, researcher with the U of As School of Public Health, found people with a history of depression had a 30 per cent incre...

CIHR news: U of S scientists find plant gene that affects stress resistance

... A University of saskatchewan team of scientists has isolated a gene that has never before been identified in helping plants to resist stress. The studypublished this month in t...

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...ll fragments reveal. According to Steven Emslie of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and William Patterson of the University of saskatchewan in Saskatoon, it suggests that when humans removed krill-eating predators, the penguins exploited the resulting shrimp surplus. Krill is an at...

Move To Ban Asbestos Welcomed

...ccording to Bob Sass, chairman of the Ban Asbestos saskatchewan committee, the Canadian Cancer Society's call for ... substances. Yet, Sass and Don Anderson, the saskatchewan Federation of Labors executive assistant, insist t...ny mine closures. Every year about a third of saskatchewan workers who die from work-related causes die from ...

Weight Issues In Children-Experts Take Stock

...most other children, as well as daily chores. "They help out with things," said Dr. Mark Tremblay, a professor of kinesiology at the University of saskatchewan who led the study. "Whether it's in the barn, or baling hay or milking cows. They walk or bicycle to and from school." Says Lisa Sullivan, manager...

Effective Cure for Alcoholism – A single dose of LS

... was not effective in treating alcoholism. The saskatchewan group argued that the drug needed to be provided i...Toronto researchers held more credibility than the saskatchewan researchers--who were led by a controversial, British psychiatrist, Dr. Humphry Osmond--and the saskatchewan group's research was essentially buried. But D...
Saskatchewan in Biological News

University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Synchrotron researchers shed light on esophageal disease

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN Canadian Light Source (CLS) staff scientist Luca Quaroni and Dr. Alan Casson, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) used the synchrotron's infrared microscope to identify tissue afflicted with a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus f...

Ethanol production could jeopardize soil productivity

...iarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre in Swift Current, all located in saskatchewan (SK), measured the impact of straw removal after 50 years on soil organic c...cultural Research Foundation held in Moose Jaw, SK, on 27 Jan. 2009 and the saskatchewan Soils and Crops Workshop on 26 Feb. 2009 in Saskatoon, SK. Guy Lafond, w...

Canadian scientist mines drugs database for new diabetes treatment

...s to treat type 2 diabetes. In work published this week in Nature Chemical Biology researchers at the University of Oxford, led by University of saskatchewan graduate Dr Grant Churchill, explain how they have exploited new technology to create a cheap and efficient method of drug discovery that will allow s...

First images from medical beamline at Canadian Light Source

... SASKATOON, saskatchewan A University of saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron h...

Physical activity and health: Finding the right prescription

...t five years through its strategic plan unveiled today at the University of saskatchewan (U of S). "As Canada's population ages and grows, the burden of arthriti...th and quality of life. We have had tremendous success in getting people in saskatchewan moving through our award-winning Saskatoon in motion project." With a t...

Massive Canadian oilfield could be exploited using new UK system

...g we can have confidence in, all in the space of the last 18 months. Professor Greaves, who was previously Assistant Professor at the University of saskatchewan in Canada, and who also worked with Shell and ICI in the UK, is looking at making THAI™ even more efficient using a catalyst add-on process call...

Opium and marijuana research go underground

...oon-based Prairie Plant Systems Inc., the National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute, the Alberta Research Council and the University of saskatchewan to create and study mutant varieties of opium poppy and cannabis in an unused portion of a copper and zinc mine near Flin Flon, Manitoba. Prairie Plan...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...was not effective in treating alcoholism. The saskatchewan group argued that the drug needed to be provided i...Toronto researchers held more credibility than the saskatchewan researchers--who were led by a controversial, British psychiatrist, Dr. Humphry Osmond--and the saskatchewan group's research was essentially buried. But...

Team discovers possible 'universal strategy' to combat addiction

... An international research team led by the University of saskatchewan has discovered a signaling pathway in the brain involved in drug addiction, together with a method for blocking its action, that may point to a single...

Good news for the medical marijuana movement: pot proliferates brain cells and boosts mood

...October 13 in advance of print publication of the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Xia Zhang and colleagues from University of saskatchewan show that a potent and synthetic cannabinoid promotes neurogenesis. This drug also exerts anti-anxiety and antidepressant-like effects. The resear...
Saskatchewan in Biological Technology

Fulcrum BioEnergy Announces Plans to Build One of the First Commercial-Scale Ethanol Plants Using Municipal Solid Waste as Feedstock

...rietary catalytic technology for converting synthesis gas to ethanol jointly developed by Nipawin Biomass Ethanol New Generation Co-operative Ltd. and saskatchewan Research Council. Fulcrum's process is expected to be environmentally benign; utilizing a gasification process does not create significant levels of e...

Performance Plants Establishes U.S. Biofuels Facility

...l and food crop biotechnology. Headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it has Research and Development facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Saskatoon, saskatchewan and Waterloo, New York. PPI has developed a suite of weatherproofing traits including its breakthrough Yield Protection Technology(R) (YPT(R)) which h...

New discoveries, new labs highlight international Canadian Light Source meeting

... SASKATOON, saskatchewan Discoveries by some of Canada's brightest researchers will be the focus of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) 11th Annual Users' Meeting. The meeting is ...
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