Daily Media Digest April 13, 2023

Sex of blood donor has no effect on recipient survival
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Innovative clinical trial answers long-standing question and paves the way for lower-cost pragmatic trials …”
TAGS: clinical trial, blood transfusions, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre

The Neuro tackling common form of muscular dystrophy in Quebec through clinical trial
CTV News Montreal
“The Neuro tackling common form of muscular dystrophy in Quebec through clinical trial. Wheelchairs await non-ambulatory …”
TAGS: muscular dystrophy, clinical trial, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

U of G, SickKids Discovery May Help Target TB Bacteria ‘Dimmer Switch’
UOGuelph News
“A discovery by researchers at the University of Guelph and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto may ultimately lead to new therapies for treating tuberculosis (TB).”
TAGS: tuberculosis, infectious diseases, Canadian research, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

SCN industry partner, Aspect Biosystems, secures US$2.6 billion deal with Novo Nordisk for diabetes and obesity
Stem Cell Network
“… to develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics for diabetes and obesity – a game-changing investment into the life sciences sector made possible in part by research funded by the Stem Cell Network (SCN).”
TAGS: cell therapy, diabetes research, Stem Cell Network

2023 York University Research Awards Celebration
York University
“York’s community of changemakers recognized for prestigious accomplishments in research, art and scholarship …”
TAGS: health research, awards, York University

IAM Awarded $150,000 Grant to Address Mental Health Crisis in Canada
Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
“The report illustrated the need for urgent funding to support national and international mental health programs that have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19 pandemic, Institute for Advancements in Mental Health