Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 Awards

The Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 Awards have been announced. Drs. Daniel Gamu (Enrichment of global histone 3 lysine 27 trimethylation within oxidative skeletal muscles), Howard Cen (Insulin-dependent and -independent dynamics of insulin receptor trafficking in muscle cells), and Yi-Chun Chen (Elevated islet prohormone ratios as predictors of human islet transplant failure) received awards for the Best Poster Presentations.
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The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. The WHRI launched this award in 2020 with a goal of creating a funding opportunity specific to our outstanding trainee community.…
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People are a step closer to a new clinical support and research centre at St. Paul’s Hospital as the Province shortlists three proponents to participate in the request for proposal (RFP) to design and build the new centre. “The past 20 months of this pandemic have amplified the importance of turning research and innovation into clinical practice that help save people’s…
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Health Canada authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11 years of age. This is the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for use in this age group and marks a major milestone in Canada’s fight against COVID-19. Health Canada received an application from Pfizer-BioNTech to expand the indication of Comirnaty on October 18, 2021. The…
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“Symbiosis” means “living together”: sometimes the outcome of host-microbe associations is pathogenic, while in other cases both the host and microbe benefit. The Haney Lab is broadly interested in how bacteria co-exist with plants and animals, and the factors that affect whether the interaction is beneficial or harmful for the host. We study bacteria in the genus Pseudomonas, which includes human and plant pathogens (i.e. P. aeruginosa and P. syringae respectively) and animal and plant commensals (i.e. P. fluorescens).
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The BC Cancer Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on our inspiring people and teams who work every day to ensure that British Columbians receive world-class, patient-centred cancer screening, treatment and support, and benefit from new discoveries that are helping change the face of cancer. Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer is a clinician-scientist at the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program…
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Dr. Vikram Yadav, an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of British Columbia, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 — “the country’s most coveted award for young business and community leaders.” Established by management consulting company Caldwell Partners in 1995, the annual award “recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding…
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Congratulations to Dr. Dana Devine, the Director of the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) and the Canadian Blood Services’ chief scientist, who was recently inaugurated as president of the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB). The official start of Dr. Devine’s term was marked by a virtual inauguration ceremony on the final day of the 2021 AABB Annual Meeting in…
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The COVID19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has infected more than 200 million people worldwide. Due to the rapid spreading of SARS-CoV-2 and its impact, it is paramount to find effective treatments against it. Human neutralizing antibodies are an effective method to fight viral infection. However, the recent discovery of new strains that substantially change the S-protein sequence has raised concern…
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Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and using new palaeogenetic analytical techniques developed in SFU Archaeology’s ancient DNA lab, directed by professor Dongya Yang, the results of a new collaborative study featured in Scientific Reports provides strong evidence that prior to European colonization, Coast Salish people were managing chum salmon by selectively harvesting males. Selectively harvesting male salmon increases the overall size of the harvest,…
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