Daily Media Digest February 14, 2024

Canada is on track to cure Type 1 diabetes, and we can get there with the right support
The Hill Times
“Research innovation is becoming increasingly competitive in the post-pandemic world, and Canada is at risk of losing its foothold …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, Canadian research, JDRF Canada

A new multiple myeloma trial assessing the duration of treatment injections has opened in Canada
Myeloma Canada
“If fixed duration treatment is found to be as effective as continuous treatment, this can lead to less side effects and better quality of life for patients and huge cost-saving measures for Canada’s health-care system …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, clinical trial, Myeloma Canada

Queen’s Health Sciences researchers awarded more than $4 million in CIHR funding
Faculty of Health Sciences | Queen’s University
“These projects are investigating chronic diseases and health challenges that millions of Canadians battle each day, and it’s exciting to think about the potential of this research to positively affect health and well-being.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, disability, funding, Queen’s University

Helping med-tech startups navigate the public health-care system is a must for patient care
CHEO Research Institute
“Canada’s health systems are struggling to meet the needs of a growing population of children and youth, especially in Ottawa where our young population is growing at nine times the provincial average.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, patient experience, CHEO Research Institute, Children’s Healthcare Canada

Focusing on WhatMatters in dementia care
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“People living with dementia can feel more connected to family members and experience things that are dear to them at the click of a button…”
KEYWORDS: dementia, medtech, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo