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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.

The Story of Beta-thalassemia:  Blood, the Sea, and a Bluebird

The Story of Beta-thalassemia: Blood, the Sea, and a Bluebird

Though blood transfusions, iron chelation therapy, folic acid supplementation, and stem cell transplantation can be used to treat thalassemia, gene-therapy sparks much attention to be a potential treatment option for beta-thalassemia major patients.

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.

Earl W. Davie Symposium 2015 – in Review

Earl W. Davie Symposium 2015 – in Review

To honor the illustrious career of Dr. Earl W. Davie, the CBR hosts the annual Earl Davie Symposium, showcasing endeavors in the fields of vascular biology, hemostasis-thrombosis, cardiovascular and neurologic disease, by both local and international experts. Read the full review of the day.

Dentist with a Lab Coat

Dentist with a Lab Coat

On a cold Monday morning, nearly a million health-care providers in Canada are going to see patients. A small number of them, less than one in 200, also work as a scientist. Dr. Hugh Kim of the Centre for Blood Research is one of the newest clinician-scientists in British Columbia.

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 […]