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Can Temperature Modulation be the Answer to Extending Platelet Shelf Life?

Can Temperature Modulation be the Answer to Extending Platelet Shelf Life?

The most common cause of having to discard units of platelets is the short storage life of platelet concentrates. Researchers have proposed an alternative storage condition for platelets in the hopes of extending platelet shelf life.

Earl Davie Symposium 2017: In Review

Earl Davie Symposium 2017: In Review

The 11th annual Earl W. Davie Symposium was a great success! Celebrating the eminent career of Dr. Earl Davie, this annual symposium honours the achievements of a pivotal figure in medicine. This year, Dr. Davie was joined by researchers, students, healthcare professionals, patients, and industry representatives at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Center.

CBR Labs Attend the 10th General Meeting of the International Proteolysis Society

CBR Labs Attend the 10th General Meeting of the International Proteolysis Society

This fall, the Overall and Bromme labs attended the 10th General Meeting of the International Proteolysis Society, held at the Banff Centre in Canada. Find out about the highlights!

Bromme Lab Has Found a Potential Osteoporosis Treatment in Compound Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bromme Lab Has Found a Potential Osteoporosis Treatment in Compound Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine

Researchers in the Bromme lab demonstrated the anti bone-resorptive activity of a compound found in traditional Chinese medicine. This may be promising for the treatment of bone deteriorating conditions.

2017 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award

2017 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Dr. Jürgen Niesser, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Natalie Strynadka’s lab, received the 2017 Michael John Page Award on October 26, 2017. Congratulations, Jürgen!

16th International Conference on Pseudomonas

16th International Conference on Pseudomonas

With support provided by a CBR Post-Doc Travel Award, Daniel Pletzer, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hancock Lab, had the opportunity to attend the biennial Pseudomonas conference between September 5 and 9, 2017 in Liverpool, UK.

Iron Chelation Therapy – A Clinical Front in the Treatment of MDS Patients?

Iron Chelation Therapy – A Clinical Front in the Treatment of MDS Patients?

CBR investigator and staff hematologist, Dr. Heather Leitch (St. Paul’s Hospital), and co-workers analyzed the Canadian Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Registry to evaluate whether there is superior survival in MDS patients receiving iron chelation therapy. Find out about their conclusions.

When Evidence is Not Enough: Pro-Vaccination Strategies

When Evidence is Not Enough: Pro-Vaccination Strategies

Despite overwhelming evidence in favour of vaccination, immunization rates have fallen, in some areas below the thresholds necessary to protect against outbreaks of diseases. Why do people reject vaccination, and what can be done?

CBR Paddleboarding Extravaganza

CBR Paddleboarding Extravaganza

The CBR had a fun paddleboarding adventure a few weeks ago. The sight of the North Shore Mountains, Vancouver’s skyline, and the setting sun made for a memorable experience on the water.

2017 Research Day

Highlighting the 2017 Summer Studentship Program

Though the fall months have arrived, the Summer Studentship Program is a key component of life at the CBR each summer. Find out more about how the program went this year, and read comments from 2017 students about their experiences.