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Solving the Mystery: Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia Without Heparin?

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.

 

6th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium

Using smart systems for managing blood products and big data analytics for tracking their associated statistics will have a significant potential in rapidly changing the face of transfusion medicine.

 

Leonard Foster awarded the 2017 Genome BC Award

This award honours an individual in B.C. whose work has had a significant impact on advancing the fields of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics or systems biology.

 

Blood and Show Biz: CBR Consults

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!

 

CIHR Fiasco… What Now?

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.

 

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Awards

Congratulations to the CBR Principal Investigators for receiving the John R. Evans Leaders Fund!

 

CBR Members Receive Recognition & Awards

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.

 

Novel Coating Layer to Prevent Medical Device Infections

Dr. Kai Yu developed the best performing medical device coating for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

 

Bee Research in the ‘omics Era: Unlocking a Troublesome Genome

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.

 

Surviving the Holidays!

"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.

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