Daily Media Digest April 26, 2018

McGill Newsroom
“Pioneering work to advance genomics and precision health treatments at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has been rewarded by Génome Québec. Dr. Nada Jabado and Dr. Ruth Sapir-Hichhadze, the RI-MUHC scientists who received the reward, were among the …”
TAGS: Innovation, genomics, funding


“A Vancouver biotechnology company is getting an injection of $45 million from two levels of government to build a facility expected to create hundreds of jobs. Monkey clones created with Dolly-the-sheep technique. The Canadian and B.C. governments are evenly splitting the public contribution to …”
TAGS: biotechology, Vancouver, Stemcell Technologies, stem cell research


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”An important shift in how Vancouver Coastal Health approached this funding was by asking the community to determine what our priorities were,” says Kevin Barlow, CEO for the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council. In the past, requests for proposals were decided internally by the health …”
TAGS: New Indigenous Mental Wellness and Substance Use Counselling Agency, healing, Health, Indigenous health


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”Mackenzie Health has a proud history of innovation with technology, combined with a sharp focus on delivering an outstanding patient experience,” said Richard Tam, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mackenzie Health. “With the significant growth of smartphone usage, we ..”
TAGS: MediNav, hospital map, Technology


Toronto Star
“And we’ve seen hospitals and health authorities work together to make sure the professionals had everything they needed to do their jobs. The Star’s Theresa Boyle reported on Wednesday how emergency teams at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre jumped into action when they received a …”
TAGS: medical system, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, stepped up


Canada Free Press
“Then, they injected the iron-grabbing nanoparticles into mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. The iron levels in the mouse brains dropped, reducing the brain damage and reversing the disease symptoms, without noticeable side effects. Since all of the components in the therapeutic agent are already …”
TAGS: rabies, Parkinson’s disease, brain health


Dal News
“Momentum: Dalhousie Community Report 2017-18 is now available online, and is being shared with community partners. A supporting print edition will be distributed to select stakeholders as well. The publication is developed and designed by the university’s Communications and Marketing team. “
TAGS: Dalhousie University, 200 years, Community Report


““We actually used some of those lessons learned to help influence the way that we designed that isolation section or pod,” said Dr. Susy Hota, medical director of University Health Network’s infection prevention and control program. Hota says adjacent from each of the isolation rooms is an ante-chamber … “
TAGS: SARS, Toronto, healthcare improvements


“The results were found to be more than 80 per cent accurate. “Psychotic breaks happen usually out of the blue,” said Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, associate professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Robarts Research Institute. He is also an associate scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: schizophrenia, Research, Lawson Health Research, Western University


One Green Planet
““Ensuring that low-income Canadians are able to access the food they need to be healthy is a complex issue,” explained Kathryn Scharf, the chief operating officer of Community Food Centres Canada. “PHAC’s Innovation Strategy has recognized that we cannot address this issue simply through charity …”
TAGS: healthy eating and lifestyle, Canada invests


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“This funding is part of an overall investment approach by Genome Canada of approximately $162 million over four years, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, as well as project co-funding partners, for 15 new genomics and precision health projects. The approach provides …”
TAGS: Guy Sauvageau, Josée Hébert, precision health, acute myeloid leukemia, Genome Canada, Montreal