Meningitis immunization campaign

February 24, 2017 - Ring

What do you do with unimaginable heartbreak? One couple, Mabel and CK Chan, are working to make sure that other parents never experience their loss—and that others’ children are protected from deadly meningitis infections. A UVic immunization campaign kicks off on March 1.

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Development of syphilis vaccine one step closer

August 16, 2016 - Media release

An international team of scientists co-led by a University of Victoria researcher is one step closer to a vaccine for syphilis. Co-leaders UVic microbiologist Caroline Cameron and University of Washington’s Sheila Lukehart received a $2.3 million grant (USD) from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. The grant will allow them to continue to make headway on vaccine development.

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Just one drop: UVic-based technology set to revolutionize standard blood tests

January 20, 2016 - Ring

A small six-person team of scientists and lab technicians are leading a global revolution in medical diagnostics—from right here, in Victoria. Healthy or not, all of us at some time have been subjected to one of the most common forms of medial diagnostics—the dreaded blood test. But what if there was a way to avoid this uncomfortable process?

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