Daily Media Digest December 6, 2022

Glycomics research supports a cure for Type 2 diabetes from plants
“GlycoNet scientists at UBC have found a plant compound that helps control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.”
TAGS: diabetes, blood sugar levels, GlycoNet, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program

Rare transplant offers mother of four ‘a future now’
“After a lot of research and conversations with her care team in Ottawa, Dawn was able to connect with Dr. Karen Devon, an endocrine surgeon at UHN’s Sprott Department of Surgery, and discuss with her a bold idea – trying a parathyroid transplant.”
TAGS: transplant, parathyroid glands, cancer, University Health Network

New research-backed tools ready to support parents in navigating COVID-19 pandemic
University of Alberta
“U of A researchers have developed six easy-to-understand tools to help parents get reliable information and make decisions about their children …”
TAGS: pediatric health, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

New family doctor residency positions target Nova Scotians who study abroad
“’For us, it’s a significant announcement,’ said Katrina Philopoulos, the head of physician recruitment for Nova Scotia Health.”
TAGS: medicine residency, Nova Scotia Health, Dalhousie University

IMC calls for a suspension of the PMPRB’s revised Draft Guidelines
“CNW/ – Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) has submitted formal feedback to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s (PMPRB) revised Draft …”
TAGS: rare diseases, drug discovery, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, Innovative Medicines Canada

VIDO receives funding to upgrade to containment level 4
Global News
“The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan is another step closer to its goal of becoming a …”
TAGS: vaccines, containment level 4 facility, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)