Learn how insulin-producing beta cells are made, find out about the genetics of diabetes, and hear what it's like living with Type 1 diabetes. Presented by Dr. Brad Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Investigator, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI. | Peter Hurley, MSc Student, Hoffman Lab, CFRI. (2013)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
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