Helping children get the protein they need

A recently published report will help scientists develop better recommendations for meeting the nutritional needs of sick children, pregnant and nursing mothers, and other groups with high protein requirements.

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Newly discovered genetic mutation ends a young girl’s diagnostic odyssey

CFRI researchers and their collaborators have discovered a new genetic mutation in a six-year-old-girl.

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Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Risky outdoor play, which is monitored, is good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.

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CAUSES is now open

Children with rare, unexplained medical conditions may be able to obtain a diagnosis through the new ‘CAUSES’ translational research program at BC Children’s Hospital  Read More

Diabetes research at CFRI awarded $3.2M

A national grant to the Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories at CFRI will fund state-of-the-art technology to help scientists prevent and treat diabetes.

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    CFRI is it the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada in terms of people, productivity, funding and size. 

    The Institute has both 'wet bench' laboratory and 'dry lab' clinical research areas, and other areas to facilitate particular areas of research and training.