Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

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News UBC researchers unveil “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for gene research and therapy August 31st, 2010

University of British Columbia researchers have led the development of a new “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for research and future therapies on brain, spinal cord and eye function.

News Human Genome: Bust or Boon? July 9th, 2010

The Toronto Star asks four of Canada’s leading genetic experts about the Human Genome Project, as we mark its 10th anniversary. Dr. Michael Hayden, Killiam professor at UBC and director of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, says in one decade, scientists have learnt that it is important to know how that gene is expressed and how environmental factors can influence that expression. “The integration with medicine and human biology is what I’m excited about today.

News The Seductive Allure of Behavioral Epigenetics July 6th, 2010

Could chemical changes to DNA underlie some of society's more vexing problems? Or is this hot new field getting ahead of itself? Read more.

News Dr. Matthew Farrer recipient of a Parkinson's Disease Foundation research grant July 6th, 2010

In collaboration with Dr. Christian Wider, Dr. Farrer has received funding from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation for the second year to study LINGO1 and LINGO2 in Parkinson's Disease. Read Parkinson's Disease Foundation press release.

News Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined by Dr. Michael Hayden and other supporters to Celebrate Construction of Youth Centre in Masiphumelele, Cape Town June 30th, 2010

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs. Tutu will be joined by Dr. Michael Hayden, his family and international supporters of the Masi Youth Project on July 2nd, 2010, to celebrate the construction of Masiphumelele Youth Centre in Masiphumelele, Cape Town. Read More.
Read University of Capetown Press Release.

News Pleiades Promoter Project's LAMA on Mammalian Genome May/June 2010 Cover June 25th, 2010

Mammalian Genome's May/June 2010 cover is photo courtesy of Russel Watkins, Kathy Banks, Stephanie Laprise, and Elizabeth Simpson. Read paper on LAMA, an internet-based open-access LIMS, developed as part of the Pleiades Promoter Project. Read paper.

News Researchers Explore How Video Game Technology Can Treat Brain Disorders June 4th, 2010

Two years ago, Shane Dunne’s son would scream and bolt into the street if he heard a dog bark in the distance.

Fourteen-year-old Sam has Asperger’s syndrome, but today his symptoms, including anxiety about dogs and hypersensitivity to his environment, are under control, thanks in part to a game developed by his computer scientist father. Read more.

News Toronto Family’s Donation Leads to Naming of Hayden-Devlin Lab at BC’s Child & Family Research Institute May 27th, 2010

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Dr. Michael Hayden, director of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) at the Child & Family Research Institute, announced the naming of the Hayden-Devlin Laboratory on May 24, 2010. Over the past decade, Mr. Dan Devlin and his wife, Mrs. Jill Devlin, have contributed significantly towards Dr. Hayden and his team’s research into Huntington disease (HD). Read more.

News The National Interviews Dr. Hayden May 20th, 2010

Dr. Hayden appeared on the National on May 20th, 2010. Read the transcript here.

News A mother's love overcomes poverty's effect on health May 18th, 2010

A mother's love can make scrapes feel better and soothe hurt feelings. Now, new research shows that a warm, caring mother can also shield against the ill health effects of growing up poor -- protection that can last well into adulthood.