Explore islet cell replacement therapy, kidney transplantation, and issues surrounding organ donation. Presented by Dr. Bruce Verchere, Head, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI; Professor, Department of Surgery & Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Irving K. Barber Chair in Diabetes Research. | Dr. Douglas Matsell, Scientist & Head, Division of Nephrology, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Gregory A. Grant, Head, BC Transplant; Clinical Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine, UBC. (2012)
A recently released study shows asthma rates are falling thanks to efforts by physicians to avoid prescribing antibiotics to young children, except when necessary. The study shows that being prescribed antibiotics within the first 12 months of life is associated with almost double the risk of being diagnosed with asthma by age five.
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, a critical care specialist who is also trained in infectious diseases and an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital, is leading new high-quality research on COVID-19 treatment to help Canadians and people around the world.
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