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Using Big Data to Determine Developmental Changes in Newborns

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 09:58
  The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of the most rapid biological change as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, suddenly exposed to new challenges such as bacteria and viruses. Yet surprisingly little is known about these early changes... more

Researchers investigate a new way to detect small airway damage in COPD

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 13:36
The smallest conducting airways in the lung, called terminal bronchioles, are severely diseased in people with COPD.
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects over 2 million Canadians and is the major cause of hospital admissions of adult males and increasingly females over 40 years of age in Canada. More than 50 years ago, Canadians working at McGill... more

Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 13:00
Dr. Kelly McNagny is the senior author and Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville are co-authors on a recent study published in PNAS, titled Podocalyxin is required for maintaining blood-brain barrier function during acute inflammation. This is the... more

HLI tours Vancouver-based biotech company Aurora Biomed

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:09
To kick off our Career Paths for Researchers (CPR) program, a team of us at HLI were invited to tour Aurora Biomed, a local company with over 25 years of expertise in designing and developing customizable lab automation solutions for genomics,... more

Training Surgeons in Uganda Dr. Andrew Thamboo

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 15:53
The Division of Otolaryngology at St. Paul's Hospital has been doing outreach in Uganda under the guidance of Dr. Brian Westerberg for well over a decade. In 2014, Dr. Andrew Thamboo, a sinus surgeon and a Principal Investigator at the HLI, visited... more