Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds likely origin of lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest

Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics ...

Ophthalmology

Scientists use drug to repair rare birth defect

University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect.