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Identifying Patients At Risk of Severe Complications Using Sequencing Technology

Identifying Patients At Risk of Severe Complications Using Sequencing Technology

Dr. Bob Hancock, UBC Killam professor, will use genomic methods to identify which patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of developing life-threatening sepsis.

Anticoagulant RNA-Based Therapies For SARS-CoV-2 Related Thrombosis

Anticoagulant RNA-Based Therapies For SARS-CoV-2 Related Thrombosis

SARS-CoV-2 leads to hyper-coagulability of blood and deadly blood clots (thrombosis).

Keystone Symposium: Fibrosis and Tissue Repair: From Molecules and Mechanics to Therapeutic Approaches

Keystone Symposium: Fibrosis and Tissue Repair: From Molecules and Mechanics to Therapeutic Approaches

This conference took place from the 19th to the 23rd of February 2020 in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Risk Management Frameworks For Workplace Safety

Risk Management Frameworks For Workplace Safety

As Canada and other countries develop strategies for economic recovery and returning to business, the challenge each government and business faces will be how to develop solutions that can mitigate COVID-19 spread and the risks to a safe return to places of employment.

Predicting the evolution of COVID-19 to help manage future outbreaks

Predicting the evolution of COVID-19 to help manage future outbreaks

As the world prepares for future waves of COVID-19, the ability to predict mutations in the novel coronavirus even before they emerge will be essential to stopping future outbreaks.

Coagulation Going Viral: Wisdom to Draw from Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Investigation

Coagulation Going Viral: Wisdom to Draw from Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Investigation

Cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases remain the leading causes of death worldwide.

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Email Etiquette in the Age of COVID-19

You suck at email! Sorry to be so blunt, but if you have been in academia even if only for a little while, chances are you have seen (or even adopted) some bad email habits.

Host Cellular Protein Substrates Of SARS-COV-2 Proteases

Host Cellular Protein Substrates Of SARS-COV-2 Proteases

The recent outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (2019-2020) leading to COVID-19 disease in China and worldwide has led to increased urgency in identifying strategies to mitigate the spread of coronavirus infection and treat infected individuals.

Lab-Grown Meat: Environmental, Ethical and Exciting

Lab-Grown Meat: Environmental, Ethical and Exciting

Scientists can now relish in the joy of farming, bringing fresh, ”homegrown” food to their family’s table! The relatively new field of science known as cellular agriculture focuses on the production of agricultural products from cell cultures.

Soil in wounds can help stem deadly bleeding

Soil in wounds can help stem deadly bleeding

New UBC research shows for the first time that soil silicates—the most abundant material on the Earth’s crust—play a key role in blood clotting.