April 27, 2017
Heparin use is not without consequence as its usage can result in an auto-immune clotting disorder, called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Interestingly, HIT can persist even after heparin has cleared from the body – a mystery that the CBR researchers aimed to solve.
April 20, 2017
Using smart systems for managing blood products and big data analytics for tracking their associated statistics will have a significant potential in rapidly changing the face of transfusion medicine.
April 20, 2017
This award honours an individual in B.C. whose work has had a significant impact on advancing the fields of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics or systems biology.
April 7, 2017
How many of us have watched a TV series or read an article where the scientific facts have been brazenly slaughtered in the name of entertainment? Although “suspension of disbelief” is a worthy effort, it need not be an exhausting one. To this end, many wise filmmakers and writers turn to the experts for insight and the CBR panel of scientists is eager to oblige!
March 30, 2017
In order to reduce costs, safeguard from potential reviewer bias and guarantee a larger number of reviewers per grant, Dr. Beaudet, the current CIHR president, eliminated the face-to-face peer review and replaced it with an anonymous online system.
March 27, 2017
Congratulations to the CBR Principal Investigators for receiving the John R. Evans Leaders Fund!
March 16, 2017
The CBR is actively engaged in outreach activities with high school students to broaden their scope of knowledge and provide them with some insight on the life of a scientist.
March 9, 2017
Congratulations! A CBR Team from the McNagny and Rossi labs received 2nd place at the LSI Start-Up Competition 2017. Dr. Strynadka received a Jacob Biely Award and Dr. Conway was renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Endothelial Cell Biology.
March 2, 2017
Some predict that there would be a series of innovation bottlenecks now that CRISPR-Cas9 is patented. Indeed, the CRISPR battle has already altered the direction of several biotechnology companies.
February 22, 2017
With CBR Travel Award, Nestor Solis, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Chris Overall at the CBR, attended the 22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium to discuss current trends in ‘omics research.