Daily Media Digest August 10, 2023

Do-it-yourself insulin management tech gets national acceptance
UM News – University of Manitoba
“The need for ‘diabetes-life balance’ has been difficult for many people with diabetes, but as research and technology evolves, so do the ways to manage the chronic disease.”
TAG: diabetes, insulin pump, medtech, University of Manitoba

Waterloo researchers developing first drug of its kind to treat incurable eye diseases
University of Waterloo
“Researchers have developed a novel synthetic protein to treat macular degeneration and other incurable eye diseases that lead to blindness in millions of people.”
TAG: blindness, clinical trial, innovative research, University of Waterloo

Health Research: A Bold Ambition to Secure Canada’s Economic Future
Research Canada
“We also believe that this is precisely the time when we must be ambitious, advancing and investing in a bold, forward thinking vision for Canadian health research and innovation.”
TAG: funding, health research, health innovation, Research Canada

COVID-19 had hard lessons on the importance of equity in population health research
Policy Options
“Interviews with 35 global and public health experts revealed equity was set aside in the pandemic response, to the detriment of disadvantaged people.”
TAG: health equity, health policy, COVID-19, Université de Montréal

MHRC-Atlas Institute Research Award | Deadline September 21, 2023
Mental Health Research Canada
“This research funding opportunity will support a 18-month project that aims to understand and address the experiences of loneliness and social isolation of both current members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who are about to transition into civilian life as well as CAF Veterans.”