Posts Tagged ‘CMMT’

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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B.C. Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine appointed at UBC

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

The University of British Columbia today welcomed the appointment of Matthew Farrer as the new Dr. Donald Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine, the ninth B.C. Leadership Chair to be appointed at UBC.

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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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Newly identified gene mutation linked to Parkinson’s: UBC research

Jul. 14, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has identified a genetic mutation that causes late-onset Parkinson’s disease, paving the way to a new target for potential treatments that may halt or cure the debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

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UBC recognizes two Canadian medical researchers with $50,000 prizes

Apr. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Two of Canada’s most eminent health researchers – Dr. Jacques Genest at McGill University and Dr. Michael Hayden at the University of British Columbia – have been awarded the inaugural Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, the most lucrative prizes bestowed by UBC.

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Michael Hayden bestowed premier award for leadership in medicine

Mar. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dr. Michael Hayden has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.

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