COVID-19: Public Health, Research and Careers at the Frontline
This COVID-19 trial will evaluate different treatments such as antiretroviral drugs and antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 patients in hospital. It is part of a multinational initiative called the Solidarity Trial which is being coordinated by the World Health Organization and supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in an unprecedented level of global collaboration. Dr. Murthy studies severe infections and how best to manage critically ill patients. Presented by Dr. Srinivas Murthy, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2020)
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.
Lindsay Pallo and Raelyn Gallant were both diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children. Now they’re conducting diabetes research in Dr. Bruce Verchere’s lab. Read about their lived experience and how that enriches their work.
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