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Researchers Under the Scope

Nov 7, 2021

Dr. Marek Radomski says research pays off, in attracting dollars to post-secondary institutions, in creating healthier citizens, and in lowering health costs.

He's the vice-dean of research at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine, a member of Canada's U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities,

But in a...

Oct 10, 2021

Julia Boughner knows primates carry a deep-seated instinct to gather together.
An associate professor of anatomy with the College of Medicine, Boughner is a biologist who specializes in evolutionary development. 
On the last Tuesday of the month, she also hosts Café Scientifique Saskatoon. The gathering...

Sep 26, 2021

Dr Michael Levin is a neuroscientist unravelling the mysteries of nerve degeneration in Multiple Sclerosis patients. 

He's also Saskatchewan's inaugural MS Clinical Research Chair, whose team recently won a New Frontiers in Research Fund award. 

"In my lifetime, there's been a dramatic change in how we treat MS," said...

Sep 12, 2021

One of the trickiest parts of treating patients with neuromuscular diseases such as Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis is figuring out how to keep them active and moving.

Fourth-year medical student Kyra Ives dove in, spending one summer studying the effect of deep brain stimulators on patients with Parkinson's...

Aug 29, 2021

Taking a daily puffer with inhaled corticosteroids is a mainstay for millions of people who have eosinophilic asthma.

But doctors don't always know what dosage will be most effective for their patients, in preventing inflammation.

Up to now, studies of different corticosteroids have been hit and miss, with a patchwork...