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.
This month’s Research Roundup covers how increasing parent-child proximity in the first days of life can improve toddler behaviour later on, what lean body mass can tell us about the health of pediatric kidney transplant recipients, insights into the barriers to knowledge translation in Canadian pediatric health-care centres, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of saline gargle COVID-19 tests.
In the largest single country trial of the potential COVID-19 treatment remdesivir to date, researchers have found the drug reduced the need for mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients, when compared with standard of care.
Omicron has overtaken Delta as the most common variant in B.C. in recent weeks so what does that mean for children? The BC Children’s Hospital experts examine the most recent mutation and the effect it’s having on children in our province, so far.
This month’s Research Roundup covers a newly defined type of anxiety in parents of children with allergies, the best method for measuring serum creatinine in kids hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis, and the development of a new provincial pediatric diabetes registry.
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