Daily Media Digest July 5, 2023

GlycoNet researchers develop ‘ice inhibitors’ to protect cells during cryopreservation
“New compounds could open more opportunities for vital medical treatments, organ and tissue transplants, and reproductive medicine.”
TAGS: organ transplantation, cryopreservation, GlycoNet, University of Alberta, University of Ottawa

First genetic marker linked to multiple sclerosis severity identified
CTV News
“The study’s lead author, Dr. Adil Harroud, assistant professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, calls it an exciting discovery …”
TAGS: multiple sclerosis (MS), genetics, disability, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University)

Dr. Ly Vu one of 11 cancer researchers to receive funding from a new grant program committed to challenging gender disparities
BC Cancer Research Institute
“This new granting program, developed by the V Foundation for Cancer Research, sees $8 million in funding invested in cancer research being led by women scientists.”
TAGS: cancer research, funding, BC Cancer Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

U of A Indigenous researchers lead process to create new guidelines for including Indigenous people in Canadian clinical trials
University of Alberta
“Community engagement is key to overcoming distrust due to historical injustices, says Inuk researcher …”
TAGS: Indigenous health, clinical trial, health research, University of Alberta

N.S. exploring whether to add psychiatric nurses to health-care system
“Nova Scotia was part of a recent 12-month feasibility study aimed at determining if registered psychiatric nurses could help to improve health-care in the Maritimes …senior director of interprofessional practice and learning at Nova Scotia Health, spoke to …”
TAGS: mental health and addiction, health care system, nursing, Nova Scotia Health