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.
Dr. Bahaa Abu Raya has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) for his research into whooping cough immunization in pregnancy that helped change Canada’s national immunization guidelines on when expectant mothers should get a booster shot.
Kids with the highest blood-sugar levels experienced the most improvement after starting insulin pump treatment, according to new research. The study suggests insulin pump therapy should be considered for children with higher blood sugar levels to help avert some of the lifelong complications of diabetes.
The majority of British Columbians support vaccination and are in favour of policies that would encourage parents to vaccinate their children, new research from BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.
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.