Read the Publication  This week we profile a recent publication in Oncotarget from the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoyan Jiang (centre) at the Terry Fox Laboratories. Can you provide a brief overview of your lab’s current research focus? The focus of our translational leukemia research is to identify key molecules and pathways that will lead to new, rationally designed, more effective,…
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The BC Tech Association is committed to making BC the best place to build a tech company through programs that help organizations collaborate, learn and grow together. Last night in Vancouver, they announced this year’s Technology Impact Awards winners. Since 1993, the tech industry has quintupled to nearly $26 billion in revenue that includes 9,000 companies, employing more than 150,000…
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The effect of age at first dose on the immunogenicity of a two-dose pediatric schedule of Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) or MMR-Varicella (MMRV) vaccines was assessed in children born to mostly vaccinated mothers. Immunogenicity data among children given their first measles vaccine dose between 11 and 22 months of age were pooled from five randomized controlled trials conducted in Europe and the…
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Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, advancing and promoting differentiated products, announced today that is has filed a Clinical Trial Application (“CTA”) with Health Canada in preparation for a Proof of Concept clinical study for its long-acting transdermal anti-nausea patch, AQS1303, containing the combination of pyridoxine and doxylamine (the active ingredients in Diclegis®/Diclectin®). Upon approval…
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With Canada’s fast-growing tech sector facing a shortage of 220,000 workers by 2020, the federal government is right to expedite the immigration process for highly skilled workers with its new Global Talent Stream, launched June 12. As one of the CEOs from across the country who called on Ottawa to streamline the immigration process so that Canadian high-growth companies could quickly access talent in addition…
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Alison McAfee is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Leonard Foster at the University of British Columbia. Not satisfied with investigating the molecular nature of bacteria, yeast, or mammalian cells, Alison is attempting to deduce the molecular mechanism behind a type of social immunity in honey bees. We sat down with Alison to discuss her work, and…
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Dina Panagiotopoulos Receives 2017 Women of Distinction Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, Clinical Professor with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, who has received a 2017 Women of Distinction Award presented by YWCA Metro Vancouver. Dr. Panagiotopoulos was recognized in the Health & Wellness category, which celebrates women who deliver, promote and advocate for healthy lives and communities. As a nationally-recognized leader in pediatric diabetes, Dr. Panagiotopoulos is also the founder and director of the Type 2…
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AbCellera has entered into a collaborative research effort with Sanofi Pasteur, a global leader in the development and sale of vaccines for seasonal influenza. The project will use AbCellera’s single-cell screening platform to profile vaccine-specific human antibodies elicited by seasonal influenza vaccination and to generate large panels of human monoclonal antibodies with desired binding profiles to various influenza strains. Carl…
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Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer in North America. Although there have been clear improvements in the treatment of many forms of childhood cancer, the outcome for patients with recurrent or metastatic disease remains dismal and almost unchanged for decades. Moreover, current therapies have very serious side effects on the developing child. This is particularly the case for aggressive childhood cancers such as neuroblastoma, where it is essential to discover targetable alterations typical of cancer cells but which spare normal cells.
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On May 15, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of 62 faculty members during its annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. From the Departments of Medicine, Physical Therapy and beyond, recipients from across the Faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching. Special recognition was…
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