BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. These awards give exceptional trainees the opportunity to pursue leading-edge child health research projects under the supervision of BC Children’s Hospital Investigators. BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships are made possible through the support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Congratulations to: Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship…
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Asa part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carolina Tropini. Dr. Tropini is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering. She is a Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholar in the…
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evolution is a podcast shining light on our ecosystem’s stories of innovation, impact and hustle throughout their venture building journey. Join us as we build community and knowledge related to entrepreneurship during the course of COVID-19. This week on our podcast evolution, host and entrepreneurship@UBC’s Creative Specialist, MJ Araujo, chats with 3 leaders in this special episode highlighting varying perspectives…
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The somatic missense point mutation c.402C>G (p.C134W) in the FOXL2 transcription factor is pathognomonic for adult-type granulosa cell tumors (AGCT) and a diagnostic marker for this tumor type. However, the molecular consequences of this mutation and its contribution to the mechanisms of AGCT pathogenesis remain unclear. To explore these mechanisms, we engineered V5-FOXL2WT- and V5-FOXL2C134W-inducible isogenic cell lines and performed…
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In Memory of Dr. Susanne Michelle Clee

Dr. Susanne Clee dedicated her life’s work to uncovering the physiological mechanisms by which genes influenced the risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. She was an extremely dedicated, rigorous and passionate scientist who made important discoveries throughout her still-blossoming academic career. Known by many as ‘Susie’, Dr. Clee successfully battled serious health problems in her short life, including radiation…
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From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity. With that in mind, researchers from St. Paul’s Hospital are developing a blood test to identify people at risk of getting seriously ill after a COVID-19 diagnosis so they can receive care to prevent them…
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The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) today awarded $3.9 million in grant funding to 11 collaborative research projects. The fund will support a wide range of multidisciplinary research teams across 17 Canadian research institutions and their industry partners to address unmet medical needs in cancer, gastrointestinal inflammations, cystic fibrosis, Sanfillipo disease, Parkinson’s, and autoimmune diseases. “Investing in health research projects that…
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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that results from an out-of-control immune response to an infection that may lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Children, seniors, those with chronic health conditions like diabetes, cancer or immunodeficiency, and members of certain groups such as Indigenous Peoples, new immigrants to Canada, and those with unstable housing are especially vulnerable to sepsis.…
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For years, genome sequencing has helped scientists better understand the factors that predispose humans to disease. Now, the tool is being used in the fight against COVID-19. Through the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN)—a new initiative launched by Genome Canada and backed by $40 million in federal funding—scientists across Canada are collaborating on genomics-based research to find solutions to COVID-19. Terry…
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New Study Looks at Role of ARNT2 in Myelin-Producing Cells

An important goal in multiple sclerosis (MS) research is determining how to repair or preserve myelin, the protective sheath covering nerve fibres which is damaged in people with the disease. This is not an easy task, considering the exact process by which myelin is damaged is still not well understood. To get a better grasp on this, a team led…
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