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  • Call for Proposals Open Image

    News: Call for Proposals Open

    Posted on February 08, 2019
    The Call for Proposals for Cycle 30 (June 1 to December 31 2019) is now open.  The deadline for submission is February 27, 2019. For details visit Apply for Beam Time.   

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    News: CLS extends shutdown

    Posted on July 30, 2018
    CLS extends shutdown to repair electron gun  The Canadian Light Source is extending an unexpected shutdown to repair a critical piece of equipment. In order to complete the repairs, the CLS is cancelling user shifts until Nov. 16. Additionally, the CLS will not be issuing a call for proposals for new projects to be scheduledbetween Jan. and June 2019.

  • 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Cancer Research Conference (SCRC) 2016 Image

    News: 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Cancer Research Conference (SCRC) 2016

    Posted on April 18, 2016
    Date: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 Scientific conferences often act as a welcomed source of motivation for clinicians and scientists to come together and build a translational application that can be rapidly progressed to the clinics. Although there are large international cancer conferences such as the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conferences, they often fail to connect people that work within a local neighborhood. Towards this, the Saskatchewan Cancer Research Conference (SCRC) directly aims to bring all basic scientists and clinicians within the province of Saskatchewan to one place in a single event. We expect that this annual conference will serve as a valuable networking and learning event for students, physicians and scientists that are driven towards one goal - finding breakthrough therapeutics.

  • 8-th Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (MASR) conference, 5-8 October 2015 Image

    News: 8-th Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (MASR) conference, 5-8 October 2015

    Posted on October 08, 2015
      Location: Grenoble & Villard de Lans, France Date: 5-9 October 2015 - hosted by ESRF.   Held every 3 years, MASR is the premier event of the international community using synchrotron radiation X-rays to perform biomedical and clinical research. We look forward to welcoming you at the ESRF and in Villard de Lans!   For any information, please contact us at masr2015@esrf.fr

  • 2015 CLSI Open House Image

    News: 2015 CLSI Open House

    Posted on July 22, 2015
    A big thank you to all the visitors we received at BMIT for the celebration of the CLS' ten-year anniversary! About 90 people were able to visit the BMIT facility, of the 1000+ who visited the CLS for the open house. The event was a very positive experience, and an excellent opportunity to show the public our facility and exhibit the exciting research done here. Thank you all for the support which made this event possible. Pictures from the event can be found here.

  • 2015 Canadian Synchrotron Summer School (CS³)  Image

    News: 2015 Canadian Synchrotron Summer School (CS³)

    Posted on July 20, 2015
    Application of synchrotron tools for: Plant & Agricultural Science and Art, Art History, & Cultural Heritage The 2015 summer school aims to educate researchers about the capabilities of the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron. We invite scientists who have little or no previous experience with synchrotron-based techniques to apply for the school. Participation is limited to 10 participants in each theme to ensure everyone is able to participate in hands-on sessions.

  • Students on the Beamlines program continues to inspire Image

    News: Students on the Beamlines program continues to inspire

    Posted on March 18, 2015
    Government of Canada announces three-year funding Students on the Beamlines is an authentic and immersive science research experience for high school students. It is unique in that the students are the scientists in charge of their research, and they get to use Canada’s only synchrotron. Mentors help students develop research that is not demonstration, but that may produce novel information that is of interest to the scientific community.

  • New synchrotron imaging technique reveals how cystic fibrosis makes lungs vulnerable to infection Image

    News: New synchrotron imaging technique reveals how cystic fibrosis makes lungs vulnerable to infection

    Posted on August 18, 2014
    Previously unknown component of our innate immune defense discovered University of Saskatchewan researchers working at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron have developed a new imaging technique that reveals a hitherto unknown component of the immune system in the lungs, one that promises insights that could benefit cystic fibrosis patients. Their findings are published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

  • An ancient killing reveals genetic anomaly Image

    News: An ancient killing reveals genetic anomaly

    Posted on July 02, 2014
    BMIT on Radio Canada International! The jaw of a Siberian man who was killed about 4,000 years ago, has revealed some interesting facts. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan using the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron were able to study the jaw of the man to find out the details.

  • Wrong Place at the Right Time Image

    News: Wrong Place at the Right Time

    Posted on June 18, 2014
    Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves. These burial sites are a treasure trove for archeologists and one particular specimen was so unique that bioarchaeologist Angela Lieverse traveled across the world just to bring it back to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron for examination.   Google Maps. Lake Baikal. Web. 30 July 2015.

  • How to prevent osteoporosis Image

    News: How to prevent osteoporosis

    Posted on April 30, 2014
    David Cooper, Canada Research Chair in synchrotron bone imaging His research at the CLS includes imaging human bones at a variety of scales, from across the human lifespan, noting how bones change with age and how the changes differ between genders.

  • Say “cheese” Image

    News: Say “cheese”

    Posted on March 06, 2014
    New look at embryonic teeth could prevent problems later in life Dr. Julia Boughner is using a new 3D imaging technique which could help prevent teeth and jaw problems through early intervention by identifying incoming wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, and malocclusion - all before they have time to start. Boughner has also used this research to look at the evolutionary development of humans through the size and shape of the mouth. She points out that our early human ancestors had much bigger teeth and jaws than modern humans.

  • Federal Minister of State for Science and Technology Tours the CLS Image

    News: Federal Minister of State for Science and Technology Tours the CLS

    Posted on January 23, 2013
    Minister Goodyear in SOE-1 Minister Goodyear speaks with Josef Hormes, Executive Director of the Canadian Light Source, during a tour of the CLS on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

  • Illuminating bones Image

    News: Illuminating bones

    Posted on April 17, 2012
    Inspiring research David Cooper wants to know more about your bones. Specifically, the assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at the University of Saskatchewan is trying to answer a chicken-and-egg question about osteoporosis: do changes in the density of cells within bones cause the disease, or does the disease cause the changes in cell density?

  • Synchrotron used for prostate research Image

    News: Synchrotron used for prostate research

    Posted on February 02, 2012
    BMIT on CBC News Saskatchewan! Saskatoon's light source synchrotron is being enlisted in the battle against prostate cancer.

  • BMIT Research Symposium Image

    News: BMIT Research Symposium

    Posted on February 01, 2012
    Featuring:• Recent research results and progress reports from theBioMedical Imaging and Therapy beamlines at theCanadian Light Source•Tour of the BMIT facility•Opportunities to discuss future life science research usingBMIT and other beamlines at the CLS

  • Sychrotron gives U of R prof deeper look inside bones Image

    News: Sychrotron gives U of R prof deeper look inside bones

    Posted on December 28, 2011
    BMIT on CTV News Regina! Some of the fossils he'll be looking at are from "Scotty," a Tyrannosaurus rex found in Saskatchewan in 1991.

  • Advancing Nuclear Medicine – New U of S Initiatives Image

    News: Advancing Nuclear Medicine – New U of S Initiatives

    Posted on January 01, 2011
    Saskatoon- a center of excellence for nuclear medicine  Building on its history of excellence in medical physics and accelerator technology, the University of Saskatchewan is well-positioned to lead the country in nuclear medicine, playing a lead role in biomedical imaging and nuclear research, development and training.

  • Medical Research for a Healthier Future Image

    News: Medical Research for a Healthier Future

    Posted on December 31, 2010
      Synchrotron Pushes the Limits of Medical Research A common theme among the research projects at BMIT is that they enable scientists to “see” what is going on in living systems at levels never before imagined. Greater accuracy, detail, sensitivity – all of these are pushing the boundaries of medical imaging. The resulting insights could be used to develop new diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols for some of today’s greatest health challenges.

  • City Hospital Foundation pledges support for beamline research Image

    News: City Hospital Foundation pledges support for beamline research

    Posted on October 08, 2009
    Thank you!  Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation announced today a gift of $500,000 to help establish two biomedical beamlines at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. “Our gift represents our commitment to supporting collaborative efforts in clinical care, research and teaching,” said Foundation Chair, Don George. “The two beamline facilities will advance research in two areas of particular interest to the Foundation – breast health and multiple sclerosis.”

  • FIRST IMAGES FROM MEDICAL BEAMLINE AT CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE Image

    News: FIRST IMAGES FROM MEDICAL BEAMLINE AT CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE

    Posted on December 23, 2008
    A beautiful mouse A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has received an early Christmas present. After several years of research, construction and testing, the unique-in-North-America BioMedical Imaging and Therapy facility (BMIT) captured its first X-ray images.

  • Province of Saskatchewan provides over $6 million for synchrotron beamline Image

    News: Province of Saskatchewan provides over $6 million for synchrotron beamline

    Posted on March 20, 2006
    Thank you! The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) received more than $6.2 million today from the province’s Innovation and Science Fund for the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy beamline (BMIT) at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. The funding matches federal funding provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

  • 05ID-2 circa 2006 Image

    News: 05ID-2 circa 2006

    Posted on January 01, 2006
    An early CAD model Showing the POE-2 control room, POE-3, & SOE-1.

  • Logo Contest Image

    News: Logo Contest

    Posted on November 21, 2005
    A fierce contest was held, and finalists were chosen from a battlefield littered with shattered hopes and dreams... You can see for yourself what the results were once all the votes came in. If the font of the winner looks familiar, it's because the font is from Blade Runner.

  • The Competition Image

    News: The Competition

    Posted on November 17, 2005
    One of the proto-competitors in the race to find a new logo Evidently, this one was influential.

  • BMIT logo, circa 2005 Image

    News: BMIT logo, circa 2005

    Posted on November 17, 2005
    THE original BMIT logo It was subsequently replaced by means of democratic process.

  • The BioMedical Imaging and Therapy Research Beamline at the Canadian Light Source Image

    News: The BioMedical Imaging and Therapy Research Beamline at the Canadian Light Source

    Posted on December 31, 2003
    BMIT in The Canadian Veterinary Journal! The energy of the photons spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum from far infrared to hard X-rays, and their brightness is approximately 106 brighter than the surface of the sun and 1010 brighter than conventional X-ray sources. The BioMedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline may be the most interesting for veterinary scientists, because it will be the only beamline at the Canadian Light Source designed to accommodate live animals.