Research / Learning

Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine

BGI at Shenzhen, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and partners plan joint research initiative

Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises (Crosstown Clinic)

Dave Napio started doing heroin over four decades ago, at 11 years old. Like many addicts these days, he heads to Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside neighborhood when he needs a fix.

St. Paul’s develops a more reliable Alzheimer’s test

Mario Gregorio will sometimes go to heat a cup of water for tea only to find there’s a cup already in the microwave.

Researchers study ‘super seniors’ for clues to their longevity

Rare healthy old people like musician Dal Richards, 97, may lack disease susceptibility factors, researchers say

St. Paul’s telecardiology program gives heart patients health care at home

St. Paul’s Hospital, the leading heart disease centre in B.C., is offering patients outside the Lower Mainland a way to visit a cardiologist without having to travel to Vancouver.

Type 2 Diabetes Overtakes Type 1 Diabetes in Young People

A new study by researchers at Providence Health Care (PHC) shows Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased in people under 30, even surpassing Type 1 diabetes.

PHC scientists may have accidentally discovered the secret to wrinkle-free skin

Scientists at the University of British Columbia searching for ways to slow the deterioration of blood vessels may have stumbled on to the key to youthful skin.

3D printers help researchers test new drugs’ impact on organs more efficiently

Imagine being able to eliminate the need for organ donors or finding a more accurate way to test new drugs.

B.C. researchers discover gene signature that predicts sepsis (St. Paul's Hospital)

Researchers at the University of B.C. have discovered a gene signature linked to sepsis that could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop the potentially life-threatening syndrome.

Providence’s BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS signs memorandum of understanding with the Queensland Government

Queensland and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS are joining forces to conquer HIV/AIDS.

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