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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!

The CBR goes Dragon Boat Racing!

The CBR goes Dragon Boat Racing!

The CBR enjoyed a lively outing on False Creek to go Dragon Boating! Members from the Conway lab and the Hancock lab engaged in close competition during four boat races, after perfecting their rowing techniques.

The Human Proteome Organization presented Dr. Christopher Overall with the Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award at the 16th HUPO World Congress, held in Dublin, Ireland, from September 17 to 21, 2017

Dr. Chris Overall wins 2017 HUPO Award

The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) recognized Dr. Chris Overall for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the field of proteomics. Congratulations to Dr. Overall and his team on winning the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award!

Transfusion Medicine “Boot-Less” Camp

Transfusion Medicine “Boot-Less” Camp

Narrowing the transfusion knowledge gap among physicians and residents is critical to improving patient outcomes. “Transfusion Camp” is a new program that is targeting this gap and having far-reaching effects.

Kastrup Lab Uses Simulations to Uncover a Potential New Player in Thrombosis

Kastrup Lab Uses Simulations to Uncover a Potential New Player in Thrombosis

Researchers from the Kastrup Lab at the CBR have provided insight into the mechanism of action for one activator involved in blood clot formation: short‑chain polyphosphate (PolyP).

Bromme Lab Makes an Osteoporosis Mouse Model that is More Similar to Humans

Bromme Lab Makes an Osteoporosis Mouse Model that is More Similar to Humans

All new osteoporosis drugs have failed clinical trials with unexpected severe side effects and no one knew the reason. Now, Bromme Lab at the CBR discovered key differences between mouse and human cathepsin K proteins that can help create more effective mouse models and test for side-effects long before human trials.

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.