Presented by Dr. Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenetics Research, Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute; Marshall-Walton Professor, University of Cambridge. Recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award for discovery of mammalian genomic imprinting that causes parent-of-origin specific gene expression and its consequences for development and disease
Conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease
Presented by Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor of Global Health, University of Washington. Recipient of the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for ground-breaking work in conceptualizing and quantifying the Global Burden of Disease
Congratulations to the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding through the highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2019 competition.
Congratulations to the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, whose video on physical literacy received an award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition.
A new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
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