Daily Media Digest July 7, 2023

Prof advances biomedical research with IRONSperm
University of Waterloo
“The non-motile sperm cells serve as a flexible template and drug carrier that researchers control movement of using external magnetic fields.”
TAGS: cancer, medtech, innovative research, University of Waterloo

New study out of York U answers the question: is anyone truly healthy?
“A new long-term study of population-level data shows that when it comes to health, pretty much everyone could make improvements, plus the relationship with risk factors and mortality changes over time, sometimes in surprising ways.”
TAGS: population data, mortality, Canadian research, York University

Government of Canada announces mental health supports for Indigenous communities
“Indigenous Peoples face multiple barriers in accessing adequate mental health and substance use care, primarily due to systemic racism stemming from colonial practices and policies like residential schooling.”
TAGS: mental health, Indigenous health, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Western University

IMC calls on Canada’s premiers to improve patient access to medicines
“Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association …”
TAGS: innovative medicines, rare diseases, Innovative Medicines Canada

Innovative ideas and approaches: an inspiring interview with a recent microbiology graduate
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“Hogan’s insightful perspective provides valuable advice for aspiring scientists entering the University of Manitoba or embarking on their own research journey.”
TAGS: early career researchers, microbiology, Canadian research, University of Manitoba