Research / Learning

Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital research team makes medical breakthrough

A team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has discovered a new test to diagnose a rare disease, known only as IGG-4RD.

St. Paul's Doctor Adeera Levin receives 2014 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence

ISN would like to congratulate ISN President Elect Adeera Levin for receiving the 2014 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence. CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

A nephrologist and researcher at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care, and the University of British Columbia, she is the first British Columbia researcher to receive this award.

Centre performs 1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

On June 5, 2014, St. Paul’s Hospital broadcasted a live transcatheter aortic valve implantation – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore.

Genes play role in peanut allergies, study suggests (Dr. Denise Daley)

New research is providing more evidence that genetics play a role in the development of peanut and other food allergies.

Peanut allergy gene discovery could lead to early diagnosis (Dr. Denise Daley)

Canadian researchers have identified a gene associated with allergy to peanuts that could prove to be a useful target for predicting and treating food allergies.

St. Paul's Hospital researchers, physicians, leaders and staff recognized during BC Legislature

 In the late 1880s, the Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver after hearing of needs in this burgeoning coastal city. When they arrived, they made a plan to meet the needs of people by building a 25-bed hospital. Their mandate, which still lives on, is about seeing suffering, feeling compassion and meeting needs. It's about the people.

Drug-related mortality rates in B.C. linked to timing of welfare cheques (Lindsey Richardson)

The average number of people who died of drug overdoses in B.C. over the past five years was 40 per cent higher during weeks when social-assistance payments were distributed than during the rest of the month, according to a study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

St. Paul’s Hospital program aims to reduce rate of C-section infections

Early Tuesday morning, Tracy Wu will give birth to her third child.

As DNA’s secrets are revealed, genetic counsellors interpret results (Kirsten Bartels)

Thirteen years after scientists sequenced the human genome, we are still trying to figure out how to read it and what to do about the stories it tells. It’s clear the presence of certain genes can predict our vulnerability to disease, including cancer and birth defects. But the decisions to test for these genes and act on the results raise tough questions.

Children born to incarcerated mothers do well if allowed to bond: researcher (Amy Salmon)

Children can do well when allowed to live and bond with their incarcerated mothers, according to a researcher who has studied mother-baby residential programs in provincial jails. 

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