Discover the history of diabetes research and how insulin was isolated for the first time, key experiments performed by Canadian scientists in the 1920s that led to the first effective treatment for diabetes, the main effects of insulin on our bodies, what forms of insulin are used nowadays, what beta cells are and why they are important for blood glucose control, what happens inside beta cells when they make and release insulin, and how and why we get diabetes if beta cells stop working properly or die. Presented by Dr. Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, Research Associate, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Dr. Dan S. Luciani, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2021)
Of the nearly 150 Grade 10-12 students who attended Mini Med School BC - Vancouver Island, 100 per cent said they'd recommend the daylong health science youth outreach and public education program to others.
National Child and Youth Mental Health Day is on Saturday, May 7. It’s a great opportunity to talk to children and youth about mental health challenges and disorders to reduce the stigma around mental health and get the conversation started.
This month’s Research Roundup covers the impact of mandatory Active Play Standards on childcare centres’ policies and practices in British Columbia, a positive and supportive way to increase health behaviours and maintain bone health in children, and how changing terminology can help support kids with neurodisability.
BC Children’s Hospital is part of a new cross-Canada network called the Pediatric Outcome Improvement through Coordination of Research Networks (POPCORN). The overall objective of POPCORN is to further understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare child health researchers and their networks for the next pandemic or public health issue of importance.
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.