Volume 12, Number 7 November 19, 2004

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$2.4 million granted for health research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced Nov. 9 that $2.4 million will be granted over the next five years for U of S research projects that range from investigations of insulin resistance to looking at health promoting compounds found in fruits and vegetables.

The recipients include:

  • Brian Bandy in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition who will examine the role of flavanoids in preventing oxidative stress caused by vitamin C;
  • Roanne Thomas-MacLean in the Department of Sociology who is looking at the social impacts of arm problems that result from breast cancer treatment;
  • Lingyun (Lily) Wu in the Department of Pharmacology who will examine insulin resistance;
  • Graham George, Canada Research Chair in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the Department of Geological Sciences who will study the molecular basis of mercury toxicity;
  • Thomas Haas, Canada Research Chair in Life Sciences in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, who will examine the structure of cancer cell protein with an eye to new drug therapies; and
  • Darrell Mousseau, Department of Psychiatry, who is looking at immunization against a protein as a way of preventing and treating dementias.

For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca

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