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Bayer Canada Supports CBR Summer Student Program

Bayer Canada Supports CBR Summer Student Program

The CBR is pleased to announce that Bayer Canada has awarded the CBR an unrestricted Medical Education Grant of $25,000 to support 5 summer students to work in labs or clinics under the supervision of CBR Principal Investigators. This provides a unique and wonderful opportunity for our CBR members to enthusiastically encourage those students interested […]

Mapping protein-protein interactions is critical for deciphering complex cellular functions that are important in health and disease. Identifying key components in these networks may lead to the development of novel and more effective therapies.

Protein-protein interaction maps: The Kast lab devises novel approaches to analyze the vast amounts of data

Mapping protein-protein interactions is critical for deciphering complex cellular functions. For this reason, high performance mass spectrometers have been developed, allowing investigators to analyze hundreds of thousands of peptides from thousands of proteins. There is, however, a stumbling block: The ability to generate data in proteomic experiments far outstrips the ability to analyze it. As […]

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Blood and guts:  McNagny’s team identifies novel pathways involved in inflammatory bowel disease

Blood and guts: McNagny’s team identifies novel pathways involved in inflammatory bowel disease

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that is increasing in prevalence, and is characterized by weight loss, diarrhea, bleeding and fever. The disorder features invasion of the intestinal wall with the white blood cells, distortion of normal glanduloar structures, and multiple abscesses. Although it is known that altered regulation of the immune response […]

First CBR Collaborative Training Awards

First CBR Collaborative Training Awards

On December 1, 2010, two CBR trainees will each receive awards of $15,000 per year for two years.  The purpose of this program, supported by the CBR and an unrestricted educational grant from Talecris Biotherapeutics, is to provide translational research opportunities for young scientists and to encourage CBR interactions.   CBR trainees submitted proposals which require […]

Earl Davie Symposium 2010

Earl Davie Symposium 2010

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Introduction of CBR Training Awards Program

Introduction of CBR Training Awards Program

In ongoing efforts to provide translational research opportunities for young scientists and to encourage interactions between CBR groups, the CBR is offering 2 awards to trainees (MSc, PhD, post-doc, clinical fellows), each worth $15,000 per year for 2 years. This new program requires that 2 CBR PIs collaborate in supervising the trainee in a project […]

Hancock laboratory seeks novel anti-infective therapeutic strategies

Hancock laboratory seeks novel anti-infective therapeutic strategies

Infectious diseases are responsible for a third of all deaths on the planet, and current therapeutifc approaches are under severe threat due to antibiotic resistance. The laboratory of CBR member Bob Hancock is engaged in research to address this growing problem. By using systems biology approaches to understand the mechanisms of action of antimicrobial petides […]

Leitch and Vickars identify survival benefits of iron chelation

Leitch and Vickars identify survival benefits of iron chelation

Myelodysplastic syndromes and primary myelofibrosis are bone marrow failure disorders with a heightened leukemia risk. Affected patients require chronic red blood cell transfusions which leads to iron overload. Excess iron can cause damage to and faillure of the heart and live, and diabetes. In a series of publications, CBR investigators Heather Leitch and Linda Vickars […]

CBR Research Day 2010

CBR Research Day 2010

One of the unique and valued features of the CBR is that it fosters translational research across multiple disciplines, with a focus on solving clinically relevant problems related to blood, blood diseases and blood processes.  Multiple CBR events throughout the year encourage and facilitate interactions between CBR group members.  The annual CBR Research Day is […]