Daily Media Digest January 26, 2024

UCalgary’s research expertise helps company validate new wound-care technology
University of Calgary
“For that reason, a Calgary company has developed an innovative gel technology found to be more effective than current wound dressings in helping to heal chronic wounds.”
KEYWORDS: medtech, Alberta Health Services, NanoTess, University of Alberta, University of Calgary

Canadian Cancer Society awards two UM emerging scholars
University of Manitoba
“Being able to access high-quality cancer treatment in a timely way increases people’s chances of survival. Yet, those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or living in poverty have difficulty accessing treatment …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, health equity, Canadian Cancer Society, University of Manitoba, Queen’s University

Heart Institute establishes world’s first centre of excellence for rare cardiac conditions
University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)
“Rare cardiac conditions may not be as rare as previously thought, posing a growing concern for medical professionals …”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular health, rare disease and disorders, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Variational AI announces generative AI project with Merck
Variational AI
“It designs novel molecules how other generative AI foundation models like DALL-E and Midjourney create novel images based on text prompts. In our case, a …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, drug discovery, Merck Research Labs, Variational AI

New gluten-free food guide boils down extensive evidence to make sure kids are getting proper nutrition
University of Alberta
“With no prior family history of the disease, Rigney knew almost nothing about it, yet had to make immediate fundamental changes to her child’s diet …”
KEYWORDS: celiac disease, nutrition, pediatric health, University of Alberta

New CARE Grant Projects Help Patients and Caregivers
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
“The first is actually a way to support the people who come with patients. Many bring a family member or friend. Essential care providers are part of patient care …”
KEYWORDS: emergency care, funding, patient perspective, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre