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Dec 31, 2023

Dr. Munier Nour said osteoporosis is often seen as a disease that affects older adults. But compared to their peers, kids with Type 1 diabetes grow into adults eight times as likely to suffer bone fractures.


“Osteoporosis may actually have its origins during pediatric years,” he said. “Because Type 1 diabetes...

Dec 10, 2023

In the heart of the Health Sciences Building, Dr. Amanda Hall studies a tray of organoids under a microscope.

“They do need a lot of attention and a lot of feeding,” she said, pointing to dot-like points in a gel solution. 

The pediatric surgeon and assistant professor of pediatric general surgery will use those...

Nov 26, 2023

Valerie Verge was in her early twenties when she landed her first job, doing neuroscience research and she loved it. But 43 years ago, her research journey began to take a twist.

"I developed an allergy to rats and mice,” she said. “I was using a box of Kleenex a day.”


She reluctantly had to admit that this may...

Nov 12, 2023

Dr. Evyn Peters has created pivotal changes for patients arriving at Royal University Hospital's mental health short stay unit, and its emergency department.


With 33 publications and interests spanning psychiatry, psychopharmacology and mood disorders, Peters is often one of the first physicians patients see...

Oct 30, 2023

By the end of her Grade Eight year in Saskatoon, Wendie Marks was sure about one thing: she knew she wanted to study health and the way early-life development affected the human body.


“I spent a lot of time in the library reading books,” Marks said. “I was always kind of the nerdy type.”


Marks enrolled at...