USask awarded $4.9 million for Indigenous health research, HIV and cancer

Five University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded a total of $4.85 million by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—the main funding body for university health research in Canada—for cutting-edge health research on cancer, HIV and Indigenous health.

USask fossil experts uncover evidence of earliest moving creatures

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have helped uncover the earliest evidence ever found of organisms capable of movement.

Colorectal cancer cells killed by assassin antibody, USask team finds

A novel treatment for advanced colorectal cancer—using a radioactive antibody that attaches to cancer cells and kills them—is being developed by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Medicine.

Back pain? A physiotherapist may offer the most effective treatment, if you can afford it

Back pain is a common and costly health problem. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a “call to action” recently published in The Lancet highlights the risks of over-medicalization of back pain globally.

The art of visual seduction

Unlucky in love? While online dating has become a dominant form for those seeking romance, with nearly half of Canadian singles using dating apps, the internet is rife with men who can't entice women to "swipe right" — and the reason may lie in their photos, according to a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher.

How to keep your pets safe from marijuana poisoning

If you live with a pet, there is a good chance you consider it to be a member of your family. It is well established that companion animals, ranging from cats and dogs through to birds and rodents, can have a positive health benefit in our lives.

Benefits of pulses: Good for you and the planet

An illogical revolution has swept the Canadian Prairies and can take over the world. Farmland is now never rested — it is planted and harvested every year — and yet soil health has improved.