Posts Tagged ‘NGDI’

‘Repurposed’ anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment: UBC research

Nov. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.

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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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Three research programs win $6M in CIHR grants to promote global health equity

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

Three research projects at the University of British Columbia have won five-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to promote greater equity in global health.

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UBC/CFRI project receives $7M to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn deaths

Dec. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia has received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UBC researchers working at the Child & Family Research Institute will test new strategies for the monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia.

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