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Hancock Lab Develops a New Tool for Studying Chlamydia Infection

Hancock Lab Develops a New Tool for Studying Chlamydia Infection

While the pathological findings of the study will indeed be beneficial to antibiotic development, it is the innovative approach used in creating the in vitro model that must be highlighted.

Stressing the Bugs: New Treatment Targets for Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

Stressing the Bugs: New Treatment Targets for Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

Sarah Mansour and her colleagues in the Hancock lab discover that resistant abscesses can be treated by targeting the bacterial response to stress.

Researchers develop new weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Researchers develop new weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Researcher Bob Hancock made an important discovery in the fight against superbugs, while his team was looking for a solution to abscesses, a condition where patients develop reoccurring fluid-filled pockets that don’t respond well to traditional antibiotic treatments.

UBC’s new president makes Centre for Blood Research one of his first stops

UBC’s new president makes Centre for Blood Research one of his first stops

UBC President Santa Ono fondly recalled his days as a young scientist at the CBR Research Day.

Christian Kastrup’s Team Leads the Way Towards a More Stable Blood Clot

Christian Kastrup’s Team Leads the Way Towards a More Stable Blood Clot

Alternative mechanisms to increase clot adhesion are needed. PhD candidate Karen Chan from Dr. Kastrup’s lab found therapeutic use of using a synthetic polymer to stabilize a blood clot.

Kizhakkedathu and Withers Make Breakthrough in the Pursuit of Universal Blood

Kizhakkedathu and Withers Make Breakthrough in the Pursuit of Universal Blood

A collaborating team of CBR and UBC Chemistry scientists described the development of an improved enzyme that takes us a step closer to achieving universal blood.

Kelly McNagny group developed an antibody to target the spread of aggressive tumors

Kelly McNagny group developed an antibody to target the spread of aggressive tumors

Recently published in Breast Cancer Research, study showed how inhibiting podocalyxin, a protein marker found in many highly aggressive tumours, dramatically slowed the metastasis

Rapid test to diagnose severe sepsis

Rapid test to diagnose severe sepsis

* This article was written and first posted by UBC Media Release on October 23, 2014 * A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. Sepsis, a syndrome caused by infection, leads to […]

McNagny et al. provide key insights into longterm effects of antibiotics

McNagny et al. provide key insights into longterm effects of antibiotics

In research led by CBR member, Kelly McNagny, and published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, UBC investigators revealed that different antibiotics affect bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system. They found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most […]