The University of Saskatchewan is a Canadian public research university, founded in 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. An "Act to establish and incorporate a University for the Province of Saskatchewan" was passed by the provincial legislature in 1907. It established the provincial university on April 3, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is now the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.The university began as an agricultural college in 1907 and established the first Canadian university-based department of extension in 1910. 300 acres were set aside for university buildings and 1,000 acres for the U of S farm, and agricultural fields. In total 10.32 km2 was annexed for the university. The main University campus is situated upon 2,425 acres , with another 500 acres allocated for Innovation Place Research Park. The University of Saskatchewan agriculture college still has access to neighbouring urban research lands. The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization facility, develops DNA-enhanced immunization vaccines for both humans and animals.Since its origins as an agricultural college, research has played an important role at the university. Discoveries made at the U of S include sulphate-resistant cement and the cobalt-60 cancer therapy unit. The university offers over 200 academic programs. Duncan P. McColl was appointed as the first registrar, establishing the first convocation from which Chief Justice Edward L. Wetmore was elected as the first chancellor. Walter Charles Murray became the first president of the university's board of governors. Wikipedia.
University of Saskatchewan | Date: 2015-06-03
A process for producing a lubricant from an epoxy-triglyceride comprising treating the epoxy-triglyceride with an esterifying agent in the presence of a heterogeneous catalyst under conditions to produce the lubricant is disclosed.
University of Saskatchewan | Date: 2015-02-04
The present disclosure provides compositions comprising novel endophytes capable of promoting germination endophytes that have a symbiotic relationship with plants. The present disclosure further provides methods of improving seed vitality, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, plant health and yield under both stressed and unstressed environmental conditions, comprising inoculating a seed with the novel endophyte strains and cultivating a plant therefrom.
University of Saskatchewan | Date: 2015-07-01
Compositions and methods are provided for modulating an immune response in a vertebrate subject. Compositions and methods can comprise administering a modified host defense peptide to the vertebrate subject in an amount effective to activate the immune response in the vertebrate subject, wherein the modified host defense peptide is inverted in amino acid sequence from an amino terminus to a carboxy terminus or modified to one or more
University of Saskatchewan | Date: 2014-04-17
Described herein is an intravaginal device that provides biologically active circulating concentrations of an aromatase inhibitor for at least about of 4 days. Three compounds with estradiol inhibitory capability (letrozole, anastrozole and fenbendazole) were tested in vitro using bovine granulosa cell culture. Letrozole was found to be the most efficient and potent inhibitor. Liposome-based and a wax-based formulations were used to assess letrozole diffusion through bovine vaginal mucosa in a diffusion chamber study. Samples were collected over a 24 h period. The wax-based vehicle was selected for further development of a letrozole intravaginal device based on its steady release rate. In an in vivo study in cattle, 3 different intravaginal devices containing 3 g of letrozole were tested: Wax (with 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-Glycero-3-Phosphoethanolamine, DOPE) +gel coat (n=2), Wax+gel coat (n=4) and Wax (n=4). Blood samples were collected serially from time 0 to 120 h, and daily thereafter to measure circulating concentrations of letrozole by LC/MS/MS. The addition of a letrozole-containing gel coating improved initial absorption and hastened the increase on plasma concentrations of the active ingredient, while the letrozole-containing wax-based vehicle maintained prolonged delivery from the intravaginal device.
University of Saskatchewan | Date: 2014-05-06
This application describes a state deviation technique for identifying transient instabilities in power systems. Such instabilities may result from disturbances such as external faults and power swing conditions. Detection of transient instabilities is based on the direction of change of phase angle of a machine such as a generator at an equilibrium point. Method and apparatus as disclosed may also be used for assessing system-wide transient stability of a power system or portion thereof.