Daily Media Digest February 21, 2023

University of Alberta researchers eye artificial intelligence to weigh opioid risks
CTV News
“The AI system was fed with various health factors to determine risks to a patient, including the history of injury, obesity, depression, diabetes, …”
TAGS: substance use and addiction, clinical epidemiology, artificial intelligence, University of Alberta

Population aging is one of our most urgent challenges
The Toronto Star
“… University of Toronto and KITE Research Institute at University Health Network. Dr. John Muscedere is CEO of Canadian Frailty Network and …”
TAGS: healthy aging, long term care, University Health Network, Canadian Frailty Network

Transforming childhood cancer care across the country
BC Children’s Hospital
“Children who have recurrence of cancer have grim prognoses, and the majority of those who do survive face serious life-long side effects of the toxic therapies.”
TAGS: pediatric health, cancer, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

AI and breast cancer: How a Canadian lab plans to use new tech to treat patients
Global News
“A lab out of Waterloo, Ont., is taking breast cancer research to new heights by working to help patients receive proper treatment with their new …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, breast cancer, chemotherapy, University of Waterloo

BEYOND LOCAL: Stagnant funding has rendered Canada uncompetitive in biomedical research
“As a result, Canadian scientists may feel like they spend more time writing grant applications than doing research. The reality is that stagnant …”
TAGS: biomedical research, funding, Queen’s University, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Montréal’s École de technologie supérieure inaugurates new research facility
“By investing in essential research infrastructure, the Government of Canada is cementing Canada’s position as a world leader in research and …”
TAGS: research infrastructure, innovative research, École de technologie supérieure