Stem Cells 101 + exploring the use of stem cells from umbilical cord blood in regenerative medicine + ethical challenges in neurogeneration. Presented by Dr. Connie Eaves, Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC. | Judy Illes, Professor, Neurology & Director, National Core for Neuroethics & Adjunct Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC; Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. (2012)
We asked Dr. Genelle Healey about emerging research that shows associations between consuming food additives and development or worsening of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A healthy diet complete with plenty of fruits and vegetables is an important contributor to reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. It is also protective against many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
A team of researchers at BC Children's is doing a deep dive into why the immune system attacks islet cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin — and how metabolic pathways are involved. This could lead to new treatments for type 1 diabetes.
Very preterm babies have an increased risk of ongoing medical complications and neurodevelopmental issues throughout their lifespan. New research suggests that a specially designed epigenetic “clock” can indicate abnormally accelerated molecular aging, which may be associated with these long-term impacts and warrants further study.
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