Heparin use is not without consequence as its usage can result in an auto-immune clotting disorder, called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Interestingly, HIT can persist even after heparin has cleared from the body – a mystery that the CBR researchers aimed to solve.
How many of us have watched a TV series or read an article where the scientific facts have been brazenly slaughtered in the name of entertainment? Although “suspension of disbelief” is a worthy effort, it need not be an exhausting one. To this end, many wise filmmakers and writers turn to the experts for insight and the CBR panel of scientists is eager to oblige!
In order to reduce costs, safeguard from potential reviewer bias and guarantee a larger number of reviewers per grant, Dr. Beaudet, the current CIHR president, eliminated the face-to-face peer review and replaced it with an anonymous online system.
Congratulations! A CBR Team from the McNagny and Rossi labs received 2nd place at the LSI Start-Up Competition 2017. Dr. Strynadka received a Jacob Biely Award and Dr. Conway was renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Endothelial Cell Biology.
Today, bees are facing many challenges, such as parasites and pesticides, and modern ‘omics technology has emerged as an excellent tool to help disentangle how complex interacting factors are affecting bee health.
"It's the most beautiful time of the year...", and it's true! Whether you are working or going away for the holidays, the holiday season brings a lot of joy and stress. Here's a guide to help you get through the month of December.