Posts Tagged ‘Child and Family Research Institute’

Pre-eclampsia ward in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Diane Sawchuck

UBC-CFRI effort to save pregnant women awarded additional $17 million

Nov. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A project aimed at finding and treating women at risk of succumbing to pre-eclampsia – the often-fatal onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy – will receive an additional $17 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Michael Kobor. Photo credit: Human Early Learning Partnership

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.

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Prof. Janet Werker, UBC Psychology Dept. Martin Dee photo.

Maternal depression affects language development in babies

Oct. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.

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Collaborative maternity program results in fewer C-sections, shorter hospital stays: UBC/CFRI research

Sep. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A program delivering collaborative maternity care resulted in fewer caesarean sections, shorter average hospital stays and higher breastfeeding rates for mothers, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute.

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International ranking for infant mortality flawed: Canadian study

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Canada’s ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized, according to a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, working with the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children

Dec. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.

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Parents’ stress leaves lasting marks on children’s genes: UBC-CFRI research

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute have shown that parental stress during their children’s early years can leave an imprint on their sons’ or daughters’ genes – an imprint that lasts into adolescence and may affect how these genes are expressed later in life.

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Pregnant women in Vancouver may not be getting enough vitamin D: UBC research

Aug. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led Timothy Green, associate professor at the University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute scientist at BC Children’s Hospital. Published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the study found that while almost 80 [...]

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