Learn about the history of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), how it is performed, the reasons it is now an accepted treatment for C. difficile infection, and other ways that microbiome transfers are being used in medicine. Presented by Dr. Ted Steiner, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Head, Division of Infectious Diseases & Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Amee Manges, Molecular Epidemiologist, BCCDC; Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2020)
Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) investigators and their teams who were awarded $11 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2023 Project Grant competition.
While growing up, Abisola Kehinde was fascinated by biology, one of those courses she didn’t have to study much to easily understand. It was natural to her, so choosing a career in science was a no-brainer. She was never told that, as a woman, there wasn’t space for her in this field. But there were other challenges related to gender biases.
Researchers made a key discovery about how childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) evolves and responds to targeted therapies suggesting that clinicians can start looking for precision treatments for a child’s cancer immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until the cancer has come back.
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