How vaccines work, the consequences of not being immunized, and the pitfalls of vaccine hesitancy. Presented by Dr. Peter van den Elzen, Clinician Scientist, Immunity in Health & Disease, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, UBC; Hematopathologist & Medical Doctor of Diagnostic Immunology, BC Children's Hospital & BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. | Dr. Simon Dobson, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Infectious & Immunological Disease, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. (2011)
This week's Research Roundup covers medicinal cannabis and autism, the use of CRISPR to reduce transplant rejection, gender's role in adolescent food choices and the connection between early cytomegalovirus infection and allergies.
This week's Research Roundup covers new targets for treating schizophrenia, improved models of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, game-changing concussion education for educators and a new way to identify concussions using resting state EEG data.
The Gut4Health team at BC Children's Hospital has put a novel twist on a gold standard nutritional treatment for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. A prebiotic formulation could lead to longer-term remission and improve outcomes for children with IBD.
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