Research

Fine-tuning fibrin(ogen)

Fine-tuning fibrin(ogen)

In a recent paper, Kastrup Lab members have devised a strategy to modulate fibrinogen expression using LNP delivery of siRNAs.

“Accelerating science”: The development of Isolatrix for single cell isolation

“Accelerating science”: The development of Isolatrix for single cell isolation

Researchers from Dr. Karen Cheung’s lab are developing Isolatrix, an innovative instrument that performs highly precise single cell isolation.

A day in the life of a honeybee scientist

A day in the life of a honeybee scientist

With photos and writing, Rhonda Thygesen gives a unique look into the daily life of honeybee scientist Abigail Chapman.

Jaya Rastogi

Lay Science Writing Competition runner up: Queer identity and blood donation

Read Jaya Rastogi’s entry to this year’s Lay Science Writing Competition, which seeks to understand the perspectives of young adults on sex and gender questions asked during blood donor screening.

Parth Patel and colleagues from Dr. Jason Acker’s laboratory, Edmonton, AB.

Lay Science Writing Competition runner up: The greatest tool in research 

Read the runner-up entry to this year’s “Science behind the scenes” Lay Science Writing Competition. Parth Patel’s heartfelt piece pays homage to what he describes as research’s greatest tools – his lab mates and colleagues.

UBC team discovers ‘silver bullet’ to keep medical devices free of bacteria

UBC team discovers ‘silver bullet’ to keep medical devices free of bacteria

University of British Columbia researchers have found a ‘silver bullet’ to kill bacteria and keep them from infecting patients who have medical devices implanted.

Lay Science Writing Competition Winner: What does it take to make a life-saving drug?

Lay Science Writing Competition Winner: What does it take to make a life-saving drug?

Read the entry that was awarded first place in this year’s “Science behind the scenes” Lay Science Writing Competition! Alexandra Witt identified high school students as her target audience and wrote an engaging piece that sheds light on the questions scientists ask when developing a new drug.

It takes two to tango: Tissue factor and CD248

It takes two to tango: Tissue factor and CD248

What is the relationship between tissue factor and CD248? The Conway and Pryzdial labs looked at how these two proteins interact to influence blood clotting.

A novel antibiotic-host defense peptide conjugate with multiple talents

A novel antibiotic-host defense peptide conjugate with multiple talents

Etayash and colleagues identified a novel vancomycin-innate defence regulator conjugate (V-IDR1018) as a promising candidate for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Revisiting cold-stored platelets: An effort to improve patient care and storage feasibility

Revisiting cold-stored platelets: An effort to improve patient care and storage feasibility

Wayne Zhao of the Devine Lab shares his work on platelet storage conditions, and whether we should consider revisiting cold-stored platelets.