Daily Media Digest February 12, 2021

With renewed investment in diabetes research, Canada can be home to the next breakthrough again
The Hill Times
We have seen what is possible when researchers come together with a singular goal through the development of several COVID-19 vaccines in record time, demonstrating that co-ordinated efforts plus investment leads to accelerated results that save lives.
TAGS: diabetes, research investment, JDRF

When the next pandemic hits, scientists aim to have a vaccine ready. Here’s how
Scientists don’t know when or where the next coronavirus pandemic will emerge. They aren’t sure exactly what virus it will be. But they’re already working to develop a vaccine against it, aiming to have a shot ready to be pulled from a freezer to vaccinate the population before it can spread around the globe.
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccines, VIDO-InterVac

‘Future leader’ in women’s cardiovascular health research selected as Top 30 Under 30 recipient
UCalgary News
It’s an important area of research, because traditionally women and gender-diverse people have not been included in cardiovascular research, despite cardiovascular disease being the number one cause of premature death for all Canadians — including women.
TAGS: early-career researcher, women’s health, University of Calgary

Smart home technologies effective to help treatment with those suffering severe mental illness: Lawson study
CTV News
“More and more, smart technologies like phone applications or virtual care are being used for mental health care. A smart home solution like the one we have tested could be considered a higher dose of technology, offered to clients with higher needs…”
TAGS: mental health, technology, Lawson Health Research Institute

New Manitoba-made app documents COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities
CTV News
The app, called COVID-19 Indigenous, was created at the University of Manitoba in partnership with Indigenous leaders. It was made to support the COVID-19 response in Indigenous communities.
TAGS: COVID-19, Indigenous health, mental health, spiritual health, University of Manitoba