Daily Media Digest December 9, 2022

Antibiotics taken during labour and delivery not linked to autism
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“… found no relationship between the development of ASD among children born to mothers who took antibiotics during labour and delivery of their infant.”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, antibiotics, perinatal health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Voxcell BioInnovation Inc. wins Spring Activator’s Women-led Impact Investor Challenge
“The Women-led Impact Investor Challenge culminated in Voxcell BioInnovation Inc. receiving $100,000+ in capital investment from the graduating cohort of impact investors …”
TAGS: cancer research, funding, medtech, Voxcell BioInnovation Inc.

Patient and community engagement essential to Indigenous health research: rheumatoid arthritis
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“It was an eye-opening moment for Barnabe, a UM medical alumna who holds a Canada Research Chair in rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases at the …”
TAGS: rheumatoid arthritis, Indigenous health research, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba

New, revolutionary Canadian-made memory care model launches with aim to improve the care of individuals living with dementia
“Working with scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, multi-disciplinary clinicians and individuals and their caregivers living with dementia, the model is based on ….”
TAGS: dementia, caregivers, Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute

$33.8M gift to transform MS research and save more lives, sooner
UBC News – The University of British Columbia
“A $33.8 million gift has been donated to the University of British Columbia and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for multiple sclerosis (MS) research …”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, autoimmune diseases, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge | Deadline March 1, 2023
“The Challenge aims to uncover concepts or innovative approaches that remove barriers to addressing the risks that lead to developing Type 2 diabetes. This includes, in particular, approaches that address the determinants of health in communities with an already higher risk for the disease.”