Daily Media Digest April 19, 2023

$1.65M NSERC grant will help York U develop future pharmaceutical technology disrupters
“Students will be trained to meet scientific and engineering challenges of tomorrow, drive and support pharmaceutical drug discovery and vaccine development in Canada …”
TAGS: pharmaceutical drug discovery, vaccine development, Canadian research, York University

Instead of paying Big Pharma, Canada should develop its own rare-disease treatments
The Globe and Mail
“What we need is consistent, visionary research funding to build the next generation of medicines – an initiative that will benefit all Canadians.”
TAGS: pediatric health, rare disease and disorders, fundamental research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CHEO

Winners of the MHRC- Knowledge Institute Ontario Youth Mental Health, Substance Use and Addictions Grant
Mental Health Research Canada
“Read about the two recipients of our $100,000 Ontario Youth Mental Health, Substance Use and Addictions Grant, funded in partnership with the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions.”
TAGS: mental health and addiction, grant, substance use, Mental Health Research Canada

Freeing Parkinson’s patients from depressive symptoms
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“A novel therapy shows signs that it could provide relief of major depression among patients with Parkinson’s disease …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, mental health, clinical trial, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Mask rules are changing at Ontario hospitals. Here’s where you will still have to mask up
The Toronto Star
“Ontario hospitals are easing their mask policies for COVID-19, with some dropping mandatory masking in parts of their facility, including waiting rooms and emergency departments.”
TAGS: masking, University Health Network, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children