Daily Media Digest December 19, 2022

Study finds that South Asian individuals have high genetic risk of gestational diabetes
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Hamilton researchers have found that genetic factors are strongly associated with the development of gestational diabetes among people of South Asian ancestry.”
TAGS: gestational diabetes, genetic risk factors, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University

AbCellera and AbbVie Partner to Advance New Antibody Therapies
Business Wire
“The partnership will leverage AbCellera’s antibody discovery and development engine to deliver optimized development candidates for up to five targets selected by AbbVie across multiple indications.”
TAGS: pharmaceutical companies, collaboration, AbCellera, AbbVie Inc

Université de Montréal’s Laval simulation centre works to unclog emergency rooms
“Université de Montréal will be sharing its state-of-the-art simulation centre in Laval with the public to help cut down on wait times in emergency rooms.”
TAGS: emergency care, nursing, Université de Montréal, McGill University Health Centre

“While I still can, I will focus on what’s possible”: Steve’s story
ALS Canada
“When Steve thinks about the potential new therapies and research that are in the pipeline, and when he thinks about the positive momentum in the ALS community over the past few years, he finds renewed hope.”
TAGS: ALS patient experience, pharmaceutical companies, ALS Canada

One-minute bursts of activity during daily tasks could prolong your life, study finds
Brighter World – McMaster
“Just three to four one-minute bursts of activity during daily tasks is associated with large reductions in the risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease.”
TAGS: cardiovascular disease, physical activity, McMaster University