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  • Research team aims to develop vaccines for prion diseases

    Even Dr. Scott Napper uses words such as scary when describing the focus of his research—a group of diseases caused when otherwise innocuous proteins go rogue, creating conditions that are always fatal and currently untreatable.

  • Researchers’ study of Salmonella transmission first of its kind

    Dr. Aaron White and his team recently received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant to get to the heart — or the gut — of how and why Salmonella bacteria continue to thrive.

  • CEPI: The Race to Future-Proof Coronavirus Vaccines

    "What we’re striving for is something that can be broadly protective not only against what’s circulating now, but also in the future as the virus mutates."

  • New support for VIDO as a research facility of national importance

    The benefit of VIDO’s cutting-edge infrastructure has been acknowledged through funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation Major Science Initiatives Fund.

  • VIDO: Advancing human, animal health at home and abroad

    VIDO is committed to protecting Canada and the world from infectious diseases, in both animals and humans. Approximately 70 per cent of the pathogens that affect humans come from animals.

  • New VIDO Vaccine Development Centre supports vaccine innovation protecting Canadians, animals

    USask's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization has completed the construction of its Vaccine Development Centre, strengthening and expanding Canada’s domestic biomanufacturing capacity.

  • VIDO: Saskatchewan’s gift to global health

    The opening of its new Vaccine Development Centre advances VIDO’s position as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research.

  • USask hosts the Prime Minister of Canada

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the contributions the University of Saskatchewan has made to scientific discovery, as he wrapped up his visit to campus on Wednesday.

  • A new opportunity to develop livestock and human vaccine in Saskatchewan: SARM supports VIDO‘s effort to strengthen the response to infectious disease

    The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Board of Director’s met with VIDO in January, to discuss the ways rural municipalities can support and strengthen the world’s response to infectious diseases.

  • Developing oral vaccine for chronic wasting disease goal of funding research

    Prion disease poses significant risk to wildlife, but research into developing vaccine cause for optimism.