Daily Media Digest April 7, 2021

Top scientists propose moving pandemic warning system outside government
The Globe and Mail
“According to the documents, GPHIN would work with the World Health Organization and be based at the University of Ottawa’s Bruyère Research …”
TAGS: pandemic, World Health Organization, public health, Bruyere Research Institute

Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac fundraising to become Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research
“A fundraising effort has been launched in order to raise $5 million of the $66-million price tag to upgrade existing facilities of VIDO-InterVac. It would …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, vaccine, innovative research, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

VIDO-InterVac vaccine tweaked to tackle variants
“The COVID-19 vaccine developed in the lab at Saskatoon’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan is …”
TAGS: variants, vaccine, COVID-19, innovative research, public health, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

McMaster-led research ‘potentially game-changing’ for Crohn’s disease treatment
“… the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, as well as the Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis.”
TAGS: chronic illness, innovative treatment, digestive health, gut health, McMaster University

With diabetes on the rise, Canadian doctor awarded for advancing treatment
“Currently, one in three Canadians is living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to Diabetes Canada. And cases are rising with an increased intake …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness, prediabetes, innovative treatment, Diabetes Canada, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute

IRICoR and Ovarian Cancer Canada announce $2.3M for development of new treatments for …
Canada NewsWire
“… of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute]. Over the past decades, there has been little improvement in targeted therapy options for ovarian cancer.”
TAGS: innovative treatment, cancer, cancer research, women’s health, ovarian cancer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

A series of new research is underway at Queen’s University looking into Autism Spectrum Disorder
“ASD Studies is a group of researchers at Queen’s University interested in understanding how individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders…”
TAGS: Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental health, innovative research, Queen’s University