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New research could lead to advancements in diabetes treatment

Finger pricks, blood tests, meal planning and painful insulin injections are just part of the daily routine for kids with type 1 diabetes.  

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Software that could save kids worldwide

We catch up with BC Children's Hospital software developer Dustin Dunsmuir in Uganda where he's developing a low-cost smartphone tool that could help save some of the one million kids under the age of five who die every year of pneumonia.

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  • Public Events & News

    Find out about new and exciting research discoveries and hear directly from the scientists who made them. Read More


  • Mini Med School

    This popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage high school students, teachers and the general public in learning and discussion about health research topics. Read More


  • TGIF Seminar Series

    TGIF is a weekly seminar series where clinicians and scientists at BC Children's Hospital share their latest research. Read More

We conduct discovery, translational and clinical research to improve the health of children and families in British Columbia and around the world. Read more about our research themes: Childhood DiseasesHealthy StartsEvidence to Innovation and Brain, Behaviour & Development.

    The BC Children's Hospital Research Institute is the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada in terms of people, productivity, funding and size.