Daily Media Digest April 24, 2023

UHN researchers publish groundbreaking clinical trial in lung transplantation
University Health Network
” Storing donor lungs for transplant at 10 degrees Celsius markedly increases the length of time the organ can live outside the body …”
TAGS: donor organs, lung transplant, innovative research, University Health Network

Canadian innovators awarded $200,000 to help six million Canadians living with chronic disease
Arthritis Society Canada
“The award recognizes the best innovations aimed at improving the lives of the six million Canadians living with arthritis.”
TAGS: arthritis research, Arthritis Ideators Award, Arthritis Society Canada

Health Canada approves BEYFORTUS™ (nirsevimab) for the prevention of RSV disease in infants
Sanofi Canada
“Today is a historical day for RSV prevention as decades of research and development culminate in Canada’s approval of the first immunization against RSV disease …”
TAGS: RSV disease, pediatric health, immunization, Sanofi Canada

VIDO updates progress on two subunit candidate COVID-19 vaccines
“Dr. Trina Racine, the Director of Vaccine Development with VIDO, says the two vaccine candidates use the same antigen but different adjuvants.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine candidate, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Canadian scientists discovered stem cells — now give them the tools to end diabetes
Toronto Star
” The missing ingredients are a strategic framework, research funding that targets innovation goals and the ambition to launch medical research moon shots.”
TAGS: regenerative medicine, funding, stem cell research, diabetes, University Health Network

Celiac Canada urging Ottawa for better tax relief as gluten-free grocery costs soar
Global News
“Gluten-free products are 150 to 500 per cent more expensive than regular products, Celiac Canada says, and with food inflation, one Winnipegger’s …”
TAGS: celiac disease, medical tax credit, Celiac Canada