Daily Media Digest December 13, 2022

Researchers discover how brain cells may be hardwired for vulnerability to deadly childhood brain tumour
News from the LDI
“A clearer understanding of how brain tumours originate during brain development is paving the way for improved therapies against pediatric high-grade gliomas, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children and young adults.”
TAGS: brain tumour, pediatric health, Lady Davis Institute, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Top 10 stories from GlycoNet in 2022 – A spotlight on some of the most exciting glycomics innovations from the past year
“During this past year, GlycoNet researchers have made innovative discoveries and advancements, including designing a vaccine against an infectious disease impacting livestock health, creating new technologies to diagnose and treat cancer, uncovering pathways to tackle neurodegenerative diseases …”
TAGS: glycomics, Canadian innovation, infectious diseases, GlycoNet

With healthcare in crisis, let’s have the audacity to innovate a better way forward – CHEO Research Institute
Ottawa Business Journal
“The CHEO Research Institute’s recent CHEO Bears’ Den pitch event is an example of what is needed: healthcare innovators paired with investment and …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, innovative research, pediatric health, CHEO Research Institute

Michener works to address shortages in the health care system with a new Fundamentals in Health Care program
HRI Portal
“Starting September 2023, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN will offer a new program to meet current and anticipated health human resource (HHR) shortages and provide students with the knowledge to fill existing and new jobs in the health care system.”
TAGS: COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages, health care education, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Cancer rates in rural areas are concerning, but not surprising: Report
CTV News London
“A chart depicts the cancer prevalence in rural versus urban areas. The report suggests more Canadians are …”
TAGS: lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, Canadian Cancer Society, University of Waterloo

VIDO asks city to increase its contribution to pandemic research facility
The Star Phoenix
“Inflation is driving up costs on the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization’s expansion at the University of Saskatchewan.”
TAGS: pandemic research centre, laboratory containment systems, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)