Daily Media Digest April 27, 2023

Specific type of inflammation may be linked to risk of colorectal cancer
Lawson Health Research Institute
“… researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have found that a specific type of inflammation may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.”
TAGS: colorectal cancer, Canadian research, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Researchers working to learn from the COVID pandemic and prepare for emerging global pathogens
“A $500,000 grant will fuel a project to research improvements in detecting potentially pandemic pathogens in the region of North America’s busiest border crossing.”
TAGS: global pathogens, pandemic preparedness, University of Windsor, WE-Spark Health Institute

Dr. Kusum Menon named inaugural CHEO Foundation Research Chair in Pediatric Intensive Care
CHEO Research Institute
“… announce Dr. Kusum Menon as the CHEO Foundation Research Chair in Pediatric Intensive Care. This is the first-of-its-kind research chair position supported by donor dollars through the CHEO Foundation.”
TAGS: pediatric health, clinical trial, Research Chair, CHEO Research Institute

Researchers have discovered new details on how specific proteins spur cancer growth
CTV News
“Researchers dug into the function of specific proteins — called phosphates of regenerating liver (PRLs) — which appear in countless creatures from …”
TAGS: cancer research, cancer treatment, McGill University

Hamilton philanthropist Margaret Juravinski invests again in health research with new $5.1-million gift
McMaster Daily News – McMaster University
“Child and youth health and integrated care are the research themes for some of the newly funded projects. These research initiatives were identified …”
TAGS: Canadian research, pediatric health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

International partnership supports vaccine research to prevent future outbreaks
UBC Faculty of Medicine – The University of British Columbia
“The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced the partnership during National Immunization Awareness Week.”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness, University of British Columbia, VIDO (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization)