Daily Media Digest February 9, 2023

McMaster researcher wins immunology award for work tied to inhalable COVID vaccine
Global News
“A McMaster University researcher has received a prestigious award from the Canadian organization that fosters and supports Immunology research …”
TAGS: immunology research, inhalable COVID vaccine, McMaster University, Canadian Society for Immunology

LEGO® blocks inspire iBEST trainee’s microbubble drug delivery platform
Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)
“In recent years, targeted drug and gene delivery using ultrasound and microbubbles (USMB) has emerged as a powerful technique for treating various diseases.”
TAGS: ultrasound, innovative research, Toronto Metropolitan University

Reaching for the stars: Virtual reality program creates new experiences for seniors in long-term care
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“While proactively looking for ways to improve the quality of life of long-term care residents, the VCH Regional Long-Term Care Program saw an opportunity for collaboration with the UBC Innovation in Dementia and Aging Lab (IDEA Lab).”
TAGS: virtual reality, medtech, innovative research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Medical breakthroughs only get us so far if they aren’t reaching everyone
The Toronto Star
“That’s why the Canadian Cancer Society has partnered with MaRS Discovery District to create an innovation competition: Innovating for Everyone: the Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Challenge.”
TAGS: colorectal cancer, cancer research, Canadian Cancer Society, MaRS Discovery District

Request for Proposals for Healthy Aging Canada’s Catalyst Funding Program in Healthy Aging | Deadline February 24, 2023
Canadian Frailty Network
“Healthy Aging Canada (HAC), a new innovative research collaborative initiative between AGE-WELL and the Canadian Frailty Network, is excited to share its request for proposals for its 2023 Catalyst Funding Program in Healthy Aging.”