Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
The next Discovery Days in Health Sciences will be held at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Care Centre on Monday, December 9, 2019, from approximately 8:00 am to 3:15 pm.
For the upcoming agenda, visit The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.
A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2018 Discovery Days in Health Sciences a success! This one-day event brought together over 170 students from 67 schools across the Lower Mainland to explore the variety of career options in medicine and health sciences.
What did participants have to say?
“I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to the day but this truly opened my eyes to new career paths and opportunities I never would have thought about. This was such a cool and amazing experience I’m so happy my school was able to present to me.”
“Absolutely loved Discovery Day and would definitely recommend to my friends. Loved learning about the wide range of career options and participating in hands-on activities. Also enjoyed meeting like-minded students interested in health care.”
“Spending a day here was an amazing opportunity that I would recommend to any and all students interested in the field of health sciences. The doctors | coordinators were all extremely kind and allowed for there to be a comfortable and fun learning environment. Overall, I fully enjoyed my experience with Discovery Days!”
"“I loved the variety of careers that each panelist shared with us. Inspiring stories brought me a broader sense of the life and work of the medical field.”