Daily Media Digest December 18, 2017

Anesthesiology News
“Where the two tools diverge, however, is in their ease and speed of administration, which seems to favor the CFS, according to researchers at the University of Ottawa. “It doesn’t matter which frailty tool you use. If you identify someone as frail before surgery, they will very likely have poor outcomes after …”
TAGS: noncardiac surgery, Frailty


“In a monumental development for the field of gene-editing, a pharmaceutical company has applied to run the first CRISPR clinical trial. CRISPR Therapeutics hopes to begin industry-sponsored, clinical human trials with a CRISPR therapy in 2018. Officially submitted to European regulatory authorities, …”
TAGS: CRISPR Clinical Trial, gene editing


Times Colonist
“Abhishek Gupta holds a workshop on artificial intelligence at Concordia University in Montreal on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Various computer scientists, researchers, lawyers and other techies have recently been attending bi-monthly meetings in Montreal to discuss life’s big questions – as they relate …”
TAGS: Montreal, AI, artificial intelligence research


EurekAlert (press release)
“The review was created by a pan-Canadian group of physicians from BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Quebec; IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and The Hospital for Sick … “
TAGS: Early diagnosis, immunodeficiency disease (SCID)


“For example, the University of Toronto receives far more research grants in total — $1.0 billion last year compared to McMaster’s $354.6 million. But it has nearly triple the faculty, and when that is considered next to research dollars a different story emerges with McMaster rated at the top with nearly …”
TAGS: Research paying off, McMaster University


EurekAlert (press release)
“All research at The Ottawa Hospital is supported by generous donors who contribute to hospital priorities, including research to improve patient care and a research chair in gay men’s health. The study was also funded by the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian …”
TAGS: viruses, HIV


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“A Food Policy for Canada is expected to support Canada’s ambitious agri-food economic growth targets while integrating critical food security, health and safety, … of the process,” says Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph and a Canada Research Chair in the Department of Geography.”
TAGS: Food Policy for Canada, 50 food industry coalition


MetroNews Canada
“Recent changes on campus include new mandatory courses focused on Indigenous issues for social work undergrads and graduate students, as well as the renovation and renaming of York’s Hart House to Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, or the House of Great Peace, as a space for ceremonies and gathering.”
TAGS: Indigenous advisor, York University


Toronto Star
“The tour was meant to give context to the $1.3 billion fundraising campaign the hospital launched in October, to rebuild Sick Kids into a hospital for the future. But the tour also displayed the glaring reality of patients today. This will be their reality for the next decade, as the project is underway.”
TAGS: sick kids campaign, modern facilities


Lethbridge Herald
“A Canadian research group has bestowed a lifetime achievement award to a University of Lethbridge professor. … “Dr. Vasey is recognized as one of Canada’s best sex researchers and his research is influential internationally,” says University of British Columbia professor Lori Brotto, the national … “
TAGS: Canadian research group, Paul Vasey honoured


“In addition to his medical degree from the Université Laval in Quebec City, St-Jacques has degrees in engineering and astrophysics. He also holds a commercial pilot’s license. We asked the father of three a few questions about what it’s like knowing he will be one of the few humans to leave Earth, and …”
TAGS: David St-Jacques, medical degree, Universite Laval


“It also dovetails with the release of a major new survey from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which has measured substance use among Ontario teens since the late 1970s. The latest numbers show that rates of alcohol use, cannabis use, and tobacco use are at their lowest levels in …”
TAGS: cannabis, be positive


Winnipeg Free Press
“When Josh Goldstein was diagnosed with type one diabetes nine years ago, he never thought there would be a $7,000 price tag for him to live comfortably. Goldstein, a 23-year-old paramedic in The Pas, is tired of poking himself with needles every day to regulate his insulin. He would prefer an insulin ..”
TAGS: Adult diabetics push province for insulin pumps, type 1 diabetes, Manitoba