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Researchers Under the Scope

Dec 20, 2020

Ever wonder how tumours spread?

For Dr. Anand Krishnan, finding effective anti-cancer therapies means finding a way to decode the language tumours use to communicate with nerves.

"What we are trying to do is cut the lines of feeding from the nerves to the tumours," Krishnan said.

In this episode, he explains why...

Dec 6, 2020

A self-described computer nerd, Dave Cooper was always fascinated by the way technology could push fundamental science research forward. 
After bone density scans became commonplace in the 1980s, Cooper watched imaging technology and forensic science begin to advance.
Today, his laboratory uses the Canadian Light...

Nov 22, 2020

Emma Linsley managed to power through fatigue and weight loss, but when her joints started to swell, she and her family knew something was wrong.

"I thought I would have to quit all my sports, and that I wouldn't be able to do all the things I loved," she said. "This is something that's going to play a role in the rest...

Nov 8, 2020

Rupeena Purewal says when the coronavirus infects children, their bodies react differently than those of adults. She's leading the only Saskatchewan-based clinical trials of human convalescent plasma on children sick enough to be admitted to hospital.

So far, there aren't many children with Covid-19 in hospital, but...

Oct 25, 2020

After raising five children of his own, Dr. Ron Siemens brings an empathetic, pragmatic approach to pediatrics. Whether it's in Saskatoon or in Mozambique, his goal is to make life better for infants, children and their families.

"You see all the obstacles parents have," said Siemens.

From road-testing motorcycle...