Daily Media Digest April 26, 2023

Queen’s and KHSC launch clinical trial of psilocybin therapy to treat alcohol use disorder
Faculty of Health Sciences | Queen’s University
“The Phase 2b clinical trial, sponsored by Vancouver-based Clairvoyant Therapeutics, will assess whether motivational enhancement therapy and the …”
TAGS: alcohol use disorder (AUD), psilocybin, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)

Government of Canada invests in high-risk, high-reward interdisciplinary research to support world-leading innovation
“When Canadian researchers from different disciplines are encouraged to collaborate, new ideas and ways to overcome Canada’s present and future challenges can be unearthed.”
TAGS: New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), postpandemic recovery, Canadian research

Canadian science pioneers’ role in the Human Genome Project shows why it’s crucial to fund research
The Conversation
“Charles Scriver, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame laureate 2001. Astonishingly, it is through DNA that all of us can follow the trajectory of our …”
TAGS: human genome, rare diseases, innovative research, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Creating a Better Cancer Care System Starts with Listening to Patients
Health Insight
“A recent Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) survey of patients and caregivers revealed that three years into the pandemic, access to cancer care in Canada remains inconsistent and vital needs aren’t always being met.”
TAGS: cancer, patient experience, Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)

Light-activated solution kills infectious viruses and bacteria on contact
Folio | University of Alberta
“Antimicrobial molecules can be safely and easily applied to everything from protective face masks and fabrics to doorknobs and handrails, says researcher…”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, infectious bacteria, pandemic, University of Alberta