Get insight into the innovative research and progress that is improving health in low and middle income countries. Discover how new tools, technologies and programs promote health and well-being across the life course: in adolescence, women, pregnancy, infancy and childhood.
Do you know how music and dance impact brain activity? How electrons can treat psychiatric and neurological conditions? What about the role neuroscience research has in understanding addiction? Or the impact of virtual reality and gaming in rehabilitation? Find out more about the dynamic and developing brain!
Explore the aspects of the environment and of your own genetics that influence your chances of getting diabetes. Learn about the important research discoveries in genetics, metabolism, stem cell reprogramming and immunology that are making it easier to diagnose and treat diabetes while we work towards a cure.
Study the past, present and future of transplantation! Check out why certain cells and organs can be transplanted to help fight various diseases and how important research discoveries are changing the practice of transplantation.
Investigate the importance of the immune system. Uncover what happens when someone’s immune system is missing parts, explore why immunity sometimes goes awry, and understand how we can manipulate our knowledge of immunity to keep people healthier.
Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) investigators and their teams who were awarded $11 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2023 Project Grant competition.
While growing up, Abisola Kehinde was fascinated by biology, one of those courses she didn’t have to study much to easily understand. It was natural to her, so choosing a career in science was a no-brainer. She was never told that, as a woman, there wasn’t space for her in this field. But there were other challenges related to gender biases.
Researchers made a key discovery about how childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) evolves and responds to targeted therapies suggesting that clinicians can start looking for precision treatments for a child’s cancer immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until the cancer has come back.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.