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May 21, 2023

Midway through his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, a laboratory 'help wanted' poster caught Jeff Dong's eye.

He applied, gaining invaluable practical experience that summer in Stephanie Borgland's lab.

"She really supported me in understanding what research is about," said Dong, who went on...

May 7, 2023

Before we’re even born, our bodies begin to grow and train an army of spies and assassins, creating a crew of immune system fighters in the upper chest's thymus gland. While this production is dominated by T cells, other immune cells such as B cells and plasma cells can be generated within the thymus, albeit at a very...

Apr 16, 2023

Like a lot of kids, Anurag Sakharkar used to dream about being a doctor, or an astronaut. His parents, both academics, encouraged him to follow his dream.


In high school, he began spending evenings and weekends working at the University of Saskatchewan’s biomedical labs, perfecting advanced research methods,...

Apr 2, 2023

When Dr. Rachel Asiniwasis returned to the prairies after her dermatology residency in Toronto, she noticed a pattern among many of her pediatric patients.

Hundreds of them were coming to her with itchy, raw patches of skin, the result of atopic dermatitis — eczema.

“One of the biggest frustrations for me is when...

Mar 5, 2023

Patients in intensive care units often move to a regular ward before they're discharged, and sent home.

But increasingly, hospitals are skipping that step, sending a handful of ICU patients directly home.

"We were really looking at analyzing the data of safety in terms of discharging patients home safely in terms of...