Daily Media Digest December 11, 2023

SickKids closes $100 million offering to fund major redevelopment project
“These key investments are helping us to ensure we remain one of the world’s best pediatric research … The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, Canadian research, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Improving the Lives of Canadian Children with Disabilities by Translating Research and Innovations into Action
HRI Portal
“Ground-breaking innovations that help children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families receive a boost from federal investment …”
KEYWORDS: disability, funding, pediatric health, Kids Brain Health Network

Traditional knowledge usurped by politics: a missed opportunity
The Hill Times
“As displayed at a recent House committee meeting, politicking and parliamentary procedures epitomized how far we still have to go if we want to meet in the middle on the path towards reconciliation …”
KEYWORDS: Indigenous health, Canada Research Chair, University of Calgary

Immune Therapy Preserves Beta Cell Function in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes
“Insulin, administered either by pump or multiple daily injection, remains the only available treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF is aiming to …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, clinical trial, Canadian research, JDRF

Study shows brain-specific protein variants often switch preference for interacting partners
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
“A team of researchers at Sinai Health and the University of Toronto has made significant strides in understanding how subtle changes in brain-specific proteins alter their ability to interact with their partners …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, University of Toronto