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Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada

Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada

Partnership with Canadian Blood Services and UBC’s Centre for Blood Research helps train the next generation of blood scientists.

Fast and Furious: Targeting “nitro(gen) boosts” in a deadly bacterium for next-generation antimicrobials

Fast and Furious: Targeting “nitro(gen) boosts” in a deadly bacterium for next-generation antimicrobials

What if bacteria also had the ability to use nitrogen for a “boost”? Alford et al. recently examined the role of a two-component system called NtrBC in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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).

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.

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.

Notes from the CBR Director

Notes from the CBR Director

When the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) team of editors and writers were compiling and laying all the fabulous stories, reports and photos for display in this issue of the CBR Magazine, the best parts of BC were revealing themselves.

Jobs in industry: a day in the life of a Medical Science Liaison

Jobs in industry: a day in the life of a Medical Science Liaison

In early November 2019, the Centre for Blood Research proudly presented ‘Breakfast with Bayer,’ a networking opportunity for trainees to meet with representatives from the life sciences company.