Daily media digest July 18, 2017

First Canada Food Guide overhaul in a decade sees shift away from meat and dairy
“The group claims Health Canada is ignoring important scientific evidence. … The draft guide also indicates a shift away from animal-based foods by …”
TAGS: Health, food guide,


NASA taps U of S team to help test atmospheric water vapour monitor
“A seven-member research group from the Saskatoon-based university is at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Centre in Palmdale, Calif., this week.”
TAGS: researchers, University of Saskatchewan, NASA


Sick Kids scientists repair genetic errors in mice with muscular dystrophy
Toronto Star
“Sick Kids scientists wielding a “breakthrough” gene editing technology have snipped out a genetic defect in mice that causes a severe form of …”
TAGS: sickkids, gene editing technology


From skin cells to brain cells: McGill researchers generate a cell critical to Alzheimer’s research
McGill Tribune
“Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have recently discovered a method for transforming …”
TAGS: McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), skin cells, brain cells, Alzheimer’s research


Mitacs attracting much-needed tech talent with Canadian research internships
IT World Canada
“With Canada needing to fill a reported 216,000 highly skilled IT positions by 2021, governments and organizations across the country are looking for …”
TAGS: Canadian research, IT


Diagnos Awarded CDN$5.3-Million Contract in Mexico
“de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE) awarding Diagnos a contract valued at CDN$5.26 million ($4.16 million U.S.) to monitor diabetes patients.”
TAGS: diabetes, Diagnos, Mexico


Massive U of Guelph health study recruiting hundreds of local families
“Researchers at the University of Guelph are looking for hundreds of families with … Now, with help from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the study …”
TAGS: study, family health, researchers


Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health
Medical News Today
“Drs. Raluca Petrican and Cheryl Grady, both at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, conducted the study. Their findings were published in The …”
TAGS: mental health, brain network, Rotman Research Institute


NetworkNewsWire Releases Exclusive Audio Interview with Algae …
Marketwired (press release)
“”We’re going to apply for a Health Canada license to extract oil, and produce, sell … Algae Dynamics engaged two Canadian universities to provide research, …”
TAGS: cannabis, hemp, Algae oil, pharmaceuticals, University of Western Ontario, Algae Dynamics Corp.