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CBR Members Receive Prestigious CIHR Awards

CBR Members Receive Prestigious CIHR Awards

All levels of researchers at the Centre for Blood Research, UBC, have received CIHR awards in the 2016-2017 cycle.

CBR Amazing Race – one-of-a-kind Science Event

CBR Amazing Race – one-of-a-kind Science Event

Under the slogan “Summer Students Run. CBR Members Host”, fifteen CBR labs on campus united to host a one-of-a-kind science gaming event for the summer students on a Friday afternoon last week.

5 Things I Learned From the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit

5 Things I Learned From the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit

Obesity is a multi-faceted disease with an abundance of overlapping metabolic, genetic and lifestyle factors that contribute to its significant prevalence in the community.

Kizhakkedathu Lab Develops Heparin Reversal Treatment Without Usual Side-Effects

Kizhakkedathu Lab Develops Heparin Reversal Treatment Without Usual Side-Effects

Published in Blood, Dr. Manu Kalathottukaren showed that the Universal Heparin Reversal Agent (UHRA) developed in Dr. Kizhakkedathu’s Lab is non-toxic and has many advantages over the current standard of treatment.

CBR Researchers Achieve near Atomic Resolution of Salmonella’s Nano-Syringe

CBR Researchers Achieve near Atomic Resolution of Salmonella’s Nano-Syringe

How do pathogenic bacteria manipulate host cells and cause disease? Published in Nature, Dr Strynadka’s lab at CBR solved the structure of the “nano-syringe” Salmonella uses to infect the host and cause disease.

Deb Chen, PhD Candidate in Dr. Dana Devine's lab

Canadian Blood Services Fellowship for a CBR Graduate Student

Canadian Blood Services provides bright and eager minds the support they need to pursue careers in transfusion science and medicine.

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.

CBR Health and Wellness Committee 2017-18 Health Challenge

CBR Health and Wellness Committee 2017-18 Health Challenge

This year the H&W Committee hopes to channel their energy into creating a stronger, more unified health and wellness program by introducing a Lab Health Challenge!

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.