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Jun 28, 2016

May is National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month. It gives people the opportunity to learn more about this condition and recognize the symptoms as it’s usually misdiagnosed as something else.

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Mar 2, 2017

When a person is in dire need of blood, a blood transfusion seems like a simple solution. A donor donates blood, and eventually a patient in need receives it. Yet, in reality this life-saving medical procedure, as safe as it may be, is not that simple. 

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Mar 2, 2017

Transplanting organs, tissue or stem cells from one person to another saves lives. It was not easy to figure out what facilitates a healthy and successful transplant though. Efforts over a long time reveal the complexity of the procedure and that very specific circumstances are required. As researchers’ understanding of the immune system improved, so did the success rate of transplants.  

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Mar 2, 2017

Researchers show that some methods used in the manufacturing of red blood cell units may be less damaging to the cells, which could reduce adverse reactions in transfusion recipients. This work may impact the future of how blood is collected in North America and around the world. 

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Jun 28, 2016

Led by The Ottawa Hospital, a groundbreaking trial called Cellular Immunotherapy for Septic Shock is testing the idea that mesenchymal stem cells may be able to help control the body’s immune system to reduce injury and promote healing, while improving its ability to fight infection.   

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Aug 16, 2016

Images from the Lazarus Research Group lab show some fascinating and potentially life-saving science in action.

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Jun 28, 2016

Located in Vancouver, BC, near the University of British Columbia campus, our netCAD blood for research facility comprises a whole blood and apheresis donor clinic as well as a research and production laboratory.

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Jan 11, 2017

"The ever-present need for innovative ways to combat dengue and other emerging viruses and pathogens has never been clearer."

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Jun 28, 2016

One of our own medical experts helped bring believability to the newest season of The X-Files.

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Aug 16, 2016

Wonder drug it may be, but IVIg is a slippery fish. Even after 60 years, little is known about precisely how it works.

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