We are systematically dissecting the molecular mechanisms of the neonatal and infant response to infection or vaccination. Based on that knowledge, we are identifying immune modulators that help protect newborns and infants.
Pocket Doc for Pneumonia is a low-cost smartphone tool that uses a light-weight sensor and a data-driven app to assess a child’s vital signs and overall condition, deliver an accurate diagnosis and recommend inexpensive, life-saving treatments such as antibiotics, oxygen and fluids.
Children who are abused might carry the imprint of that trauma in their cells – a biochemical marking that is detectable years later, according to new research from BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia and Harvard University.
The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), located within BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, has led research projects, provided insight and evidence, and conducted public awareness campaigns to reduce injuries among children and adults.
A pan-Canadian program involving University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital researchers is one step closer to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of concussions in youth sport, thanks to $12 million in funding from the National Football League’s scientific advisory board.
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.