Daily Media Digest December 11, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines to be administered in Ottawa starting Tuesday

CTV Edmonton
“Premier Doug Ford announced the Ottawa Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto will administer the first doses to health care workers …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, public health, health care workers, Ottawa Hospital, University Health Network

Carleton University Launches Hub to Share Mental Health Research During COVID-19 Pandemic
Carleton Newsroom
“The Mental Health and Well-being Research and Training Hub (MeWeRTH) brings together faculty members, external researchers, students, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, pandemic, public health, Carleton University

Sunnybrook researchers engineer powerful human T cell expander for adoptive cell therapies
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“A team of biochemists at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) have engineered a dual-function protein termed T-CEP, that works as a soluble factor, enabling scientists to more efficiently and precisely expand in-culture specialized subsets of human immune cells needed for adoptive cell therapies aimed at treating cancer patients.”
TAGS: T-cell, adoptive cell therapies, immune cells, innovative research, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Ontario-wide study finds reduction in stroke following ‘mini-strokes’
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“A new study from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Heart & Stroke has found that long-term stroke occurrence and death after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) — which are often called mini-strokes and are a warning that a more serious stroke could occur — declined significantly from 2003 to 2015 in Ontario.”
TAGS: stroke, transient ischemic attack, mini-stroke, brain health, Sunnybrook Research Institute

New health researchers at Dal, IWK and Nova Scotia Health receive funding from Research Nova …
Dal News
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWK Health Care Centre identified gaps in their current approach to delivering services to children, youth, and their …”
TAGS: research funding, innovative research, pandemic, IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority

CollPlant to Supply rhCollagen to STEMCELL Technologies for Use in a Broad Range of Cell …
“Incorporation of rhCollagen into STEMCELL’s cell culture applications sold to researchers worldwide is designed to help advance the science in a …”
TAGS: stem cell, innovative treatment, medical technology, STEMCELL Technologies

2021 Summer Student Awards Competition Now Open!
Canadian Frailty Network
“Every year, the Canadian Frailty Network invests in the future of frailty care by funding and training undergraduate students through an experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), with students from New Brunswick (NB) being funded under the terms of the collaboration.”

Designing the Blueprint for pan-Canadian Rare Drug Program
“Pan-Canadian Rare Drug Program to assure innovative and essential rare therapies are delivered to patients as soon as possible…”