Research team produces first female bison pregnancy with sex-sorted sperm

When a wood bison cow gives birth at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence later this year, her offspring will be the first bison calf pr...

Unique stem cells hold reproductive potential

Preserving endangered species, curing male infertility, making milk that prevents disease, supplying hospitals with transplantation tissue — all of these accomplishments can be lin...

Studying e-cigarettes' risk to reproductive health

E-cigarette companies spent more than $9 billion in marketing last year to promote their product as a healthy alternative to conventional cigarettes for smokers, but University of ...

USask awarded $6.76M to conserve bison, boost cattle production

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and other threatened animal species and to ...

New USask research helps rescue threatened bison

Fast like the wind, baby bison Skeeter happily runs to his mum across the pastures of USask's Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE).

Reversing the irreversible: a second chance with fertility

Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have recently unveiled a new field of study that’s focused on reversing and safeguarding against the loss of fertil...

ORHG images featured on the cover of Reproduction, Fertility and Development

Ultrasound biomicroscopy imaging allowed non-invasive and repeated monitoring of pig testis cell implants being developed into testis tissues under the back skin of a mouse model. ...

Purebred bison revival

WCVM researcher Dr. Gregg Adams is part of the research team that is featured in a Globe and Mail article on reviving the purebred bison population. Adams' reproductive research st...

VBMS 2019 Winter Research Symposium

Congratulations to our students who won prizes in the VBMS 990 Winter Research Symposium held in December 2019!

VBMS Students Excel At AAVA Conference

M. Amin Fayaz, Fahar Ibtisham, and Tat Cham took home several awards at the annual meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists.

One Reproductive Health Research Group photography takes home top prizes

"Reaching out for Pregnancy and Labour" (above) named Viewer's Choice Winner in the 2019 USask Images of Research Competition

VBMS Graduate Student Research Symposium

Graduate students from the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, home to many researchers from the One Reproductive Health Group, presented their research at the symposium ...

Grad Student Success at 2019 3MT Competition

Miranda Zwiefelhofer was awarded 2nd place as well as the People’s Choice Award at the USask 2019 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Dr. Emy Varughese's Research Featured by the Endometriosis Foundation of America

Dr. Emy Varughese, a former student of Dr. Jaswant Singh, developed the dog model of induced endometriosis while she was in Saskatoon.

Steve Yang Wins Student Research Award at IETS

Steve Yang, M.Sc. student in Dr. Anzar’s lab, has been awarded a runner up place in the student research competition at the International Embryo Technology Society Annual Conferenc...

ORH Research Featured on Cover of Reproduction, Fertility and Development

Dr. Crystalyn Legg-St. Pierre and coauthors have published a paper in Reproduction, Fertility and Development on the research done by Crystalyn as a DVM student researcher in Dr. D...

ORHG Members awarded NSERC Funding

A recent major NSERC funding announcement at the U of S included funding awarded to several members of the One Reproductive Health Group.

Gregg Adams named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Gregg Adams has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Aging Research Highlighted in Genetics

In most animals, the decline in fertility marks a time of pronounced rise in mortality rates, indicating that reproduction and aging are synchronized processes. How do animals sens...

Graduate's work on testis stem cells wins Images of Research competition

Bloom where you are planted: These are no ordinary flowers! They are actually a group of aggregating cells, namely a colony of gonocytes, germ cells in the newborn testis that afte...

Graduate's microscopy work makes cover of Reproduction

Ms. Jessica Nicoletti is a recent MSc graduate from the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. She recently had a portion of her thesis published in the prestigious Reproduc...

Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops, May 7-12, 2017

Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops are being conducted in tandem May 7 - 12, 2017 at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan with the inte...

A world first: bison calves produced by IVF

In July 2016, three bison calves were born that were produced through in vitro fertilization by One Reproductive Health researchers. A fourth calf resulted from the transfer of fr...

Workshop report now available online

A report from the June 2015 workshop, "Reproductive Strategies for Addressing Genetic Diversity in Canadian Cattle and Bison," is now available online.

Can we increase reproductive lifespan?

Reproduction relies on the continuous self renewal of stem cells in the germ line to replenish the stocks of eggs and sperm. How long an organism will be able to reproduce during i...

Study targets ergot's subclinical effects

When a cow’s hoofs fall off, it’s a tell-tale sign of a serious ergot toxicity problem on a farm. But what if the signs of this fungal disease are much more subtle?

Nesfatin: predictor of placenta abnormalities?

WCVM scientists are working to identify effective predictors of placenta abnormalities that often lead to premature births.

Llama research may shed light on female brain

By exploring the mechanism of ovulation in female llamas, WCVM researchers hope to gain insight into the mechanism of ovulation for animals and people.

Preserving genetic diversity

Muhammad Anzar, a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is an expert in cryopreservation — you know, freezing living matter to cheat death. His work is more care...

Poster day celebrates undergrad research

More than 40 students participated in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2014 undergraduate research student poster days that were held at the college on Sept. 9-10. Seve...

What makes a good egg?

Some women consider freezing their eggs while they are still young — but how do we know what makes a good egg versus a bad one?

Wood bison embryo transfer a success

University of Saskatchewan veterinary scientists and colleagues across Canada have recently carried out the world’s first successful embryo transfer in wood bison.

Team unlocks link between sex, female brain

An international team of scientists led by Gregg Adams at the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is...

Mapletoft a "victim of serendipity"

Around the world, generations of cattle have been born in the past 40 years — thanks to a career choice that Dr. Reuben Mapletoft made when he was seven years old.

Working with bulls lifeblood of Barth's career

Dr. Albert Barth has worked around cattle since he was a kid growing up on his family’s farm near Radisson, Sask. “It was the story of our lives in those days,” recalls Barth. “We ...

Dr. Manuel Palomino, bison superhero

Palomino as well as his graduate supervisor, WCVM professor Dr. Gregg Adams, are part of a team of researchers who are trying to figure out a way to establish a viable population o...

New to U of S: Dr. Daniel MacPhee

Reproductive science researcher Daniel MacPhee joined the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2012, drawn from the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Med...

Singh a master of adjusting research focus

Dr. Jaswant Singh has mastered the ability to adjust his research focus — much like a camera lens. From one day to the next, the reproduction specialist's mind goes from taking a w...

A cautionary research tale

Roger Pierson’s tale is a cautionary one, a story that could slot into the comes-with-the-territory category or under the heading “occupational hazard.”’ It is a story about workin...