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2019 International Gairdner Symposium

The Gairdner International Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and researchers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists and attend a luncheon with the award winners. Watch the video of the 2019 Gairdner High School Symposium: HERE Watch the video of the 2019 Gairdner National Symposium: HERE Time: 3:30- 6:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019 […]

CMMT researchers mining 25 years of data uncovers a new predictor of age of onset for Huntington disease

May 16, 2019 Study lead author Galen Wright Investigators at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics (CMMT) and BC Children’s Hospital have examined more than 25 years of data to reveal new insights into predicting the age of onset for Huntington disease. “This discovery may enable us to provide […]

Huntington drug successfully lowers levels of disease-causing protein

An international clinical trial has found that a new drug for Huntington disease is safe, and that treatment with the drug successfully lowers levels of the abnormal protein that causes the debilitating disease in patients. In the study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from UBC and their colleagues have demonstrated […]