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Several members of Team Blood Soccer 2017

CBR Team Blood Soccer Finishes Third in the Graduate Student Society Summer 2017 Soccer League!

Having dominated most of the 2016 Graduate Student Society summer soccer season but narrowly missing the playoffs, the CBR’s team “Blood Soccer” was determined to qualify for the top 4 in 2017. Find out what happened!

Dr. Srinivas Abbina

CBR Researcher Receives Prestigious MSFHR Trainee Award

Dr. Srinivas Abbina, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kizhakkedathu research group, has been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award. He was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool across British Columbia.

Questioning the Wisdom of the Full Course of Antibiotics

Questioning the Wisdom of the Full Course of Antibiotics

Doctors and healthcare professionals have long urged patients to always finish a course of antibiotics to prevent the development of antibiotic resistance, but is this protocol still warranted? Researchers have discovered that over-use of antibiotics can have negative effects.

2017 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

2017 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

The Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award honours the legacy of Neil Mackenzie and his dedication to motivating and encouraging others. This year, 20 nominations were received in recognition of 13 candidates. The winner was announced at the 2017 Research Day.

CBR Researchers Develop a Novel Blood Binding Bandage to Help Control Traumatic Hemorrhage

CBR Researchers Develop a Novel Blood Binding Bandage to Help Control Traumatic Hemorrhage

A team of chemists from the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia have developed a new wound-dressing material engineered to locally enhance the clotting process at hemorrhage sites.

CBR Research Day 2017: In Review

CBR Research Day 2017: In Review

Research Day 2017 was a great success! Held on August 17th, we celebrated summer students and graduate students as they showcased their work.

What is the Best Method of Preventing HIV Transmission?

What is the Best Method of Preventing HIV Transmission?

Researchers collaborated to study the most salient methods of preventing HIV transmission via contaminated needles, comparing two harm reduction strategies and antiretroviral therapy (ART).

More than an Antibiotic: Unveiling Alternative Therapeutic Potential of Gentamicin

More than an Antibiotic: Unveiling Alternative Therapeutic Potential of Gentamicin

A minor component of gentamicin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, has the ability to suppress nonsense mutations. This may greatly benefit patients living with rare genetic diseases.

Health and Wellness Committee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary!

Health and Wellness Committee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary!

The Health and Wellness Committee works to support all aspects of health among the CBR members. The committee is looking for new recruits to join in planning and organizing Health and Wellness activities throughout the coming year!

Summer Students Visit NetCAD

Summer Students Visit NetCAD

Summer Studentship students toured the netCAD Blood4Research Facility at UBC and learned about the the cutting-edge services being offered at this facility, putting it at the forefront of transfusion medicine. One blood donation has the potential to help multiple people!