Daily Media Digest August 2, 2018

Vancouver Sun
“Indigenous students take on genomics in new research program … used to address health, environmental and political problems in their communities, …”
TAGS: Indigenous students, genomics, Research Program, science


CTV News
“A study out of Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto adds weight to research showing how cannabis oil can help kids with drug resistant epilepsy. For many ..”
TAGS: Cannabis Oil, epilepsy, cure, sickkids


The Globe and Mail
“Mark Lysyshyn, a medical health officer at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) who co-authored the paper with Kenneth Tupper, Karen McCrae, Ian …”
TAGS: fentanyl, heroin, study, Vancouver Coast Health, opioid crisis


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MONTREAL, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Optina Diagnostics, a leading-edge company with a vision to revolutionize the way that Alzheimer’s is diagnosed, …”
TAGS: Optina Diagnostics, Montreal, Alzheimer’s Disease, retinal imaging


Financial Post
“… capital firm Versant Ventures, in partnership with the University of Toronto and University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.”
TAGS: Northern Biologics Inc., immuno-oncology products


“McMaster University will be receiving $10.5 million from the Federal Government to create and commercialize potentially life saving cancer treatments.”
TAGS: science, cancer treatment, medical isotopes


The Suburban Newspaper
“The “People Like Me” Wellness Programs at the Perform Centre offers 12 weeks of exercise and relaxation training, education and social support, …”
TAGS: chronic disease, Concordia University, Wellness program, Perform Centre


“University of Toronto President Meric Gertler and LG President and Chief Technology Officer Il-pyung Park have agreed to a five-year research …”
TAGS: LG, AI Research Lab, Toronto


McGill University Health Center
“Montreal – Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre …”
TAGS: TB treatment, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“NanoSphere Health Sciences Partners with Delta 9 for Canadian Expansion … innovative and reliable products to market for recreational and medical … “
TAGS: NanoSphere Delivery System™, Canadian Market, Delta 9 Cannabis inc


CTV News
“Pharmacies across the country will likely run out of EpiPens “in the coming days or weeks,” Health Canada is warning. New supplies are not expected …”
TAGS: Pharmacies, shortage of EpiPens


Markets Insider
“These are just a few of the first 32 exciting projects being funded by CAMH’s Discovery Fund created in January 2018 through a $100-million gift from …”
TAGS: 32 scientists get grants, PTSD, panic attacks, brain disorder, CAMH


Good News Network
“Japanese scientists have just been given permission from the government to begin clinical trials for “reprogrammed” stem cells as a means of curing …”
TAGS: stem cell research, Parkinson’s disease, reprogamming, cure