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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.

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!