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Solving the Mystery: Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia Without Heparin?

Solving the Mystery: Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia Without Heparin?

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.

6th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium

6th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium

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.

Leonard Foster awarded the 2017 Genome BC Award

Leonard Foster awarded the 2017 Genome BC Award

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.

Blood and Show Biz: CBR Consults

Blood and Show Biz: CBR Consults

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!

CIHR Fiasco… What Now?

CIHR Fiasco… What Now?

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.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Awards

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Awards

Congratulations to the CBR Principal Investigators for receiving the John R. Evans Leaders Fund!

CBR Blood Labs Outreach Program: Sparking Curiosity

CBR Blood Labs Outreach Program: Sparking Curiosity

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.

CBR Members Receive Recognition & Awards

CBR Members Receive Recognition & Awards

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.

CRISPR Technology: Officially Off-Limits?

CRISPR Technology: Officially Off-Limits?

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.

22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium

22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium

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.