Daily Media Digest June 12, 2023

AGE-WELL in collaboration with Canadian Frailty Network announces 17 research projects through the Catalyst Funding Program in Healthy Aging
“The projects will drive forward the new Healthy Aging Canada collaborative with technology-enabled solutions that improve the lives of older Canadians from diverse populations.”
TAGS: healthy aging, funding, AGE-WELL, Canadian Frailty Network (CFN)

Canadian life sciences on life support? We must stem the innovation brain drain
The Globe and Mail
“Cate Murray is the president and CEO of the Stem Cell Network. Our health research and commercialization systems are in trouble – they need our …”
TAGS: regenerative medicine, Stem Cell Network, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization

Life-saving research gets provincial funding boost, expanded mandate
BC Gov News
“The partnership announced today with the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre will expand our province’s leading genetic research, including life-saving cancer and medical research …”
TAGS: cancer, funding, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC), Provincial Health Services Authority, Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Alberta cancer diagnoses dropped sharply early in pandemic, Calgary study shows
“New research from the University of Calgary shows the detection of some cancers plummeted and hundreds of diagnoses may have been missed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta.”
TAGS: cancer, diagnosis, pandemic, University of Calgary

A new Montreal laboratory wants to pave the way for a cure for type 1 diabetes
CTV News Montreal
” Having just arrived at the Montreal clinical research institute (IRCM), she will be heading up the new Regenerative Medicine Research Unit for Diabetes.”
TAGS: diabetes, regenerative medicine, Montreal clinical research institute (IRCM)

How the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network’s Pathfinder Project is creating the infrastructure to accelerate precision medicine for cancer in Canada
HRI Portal
“These data will allow use of new technologies such as AI to pinpoint the vulnerabilities of each person’s cancer and to match them to new or existing treatments that selectively target them.”
TAGS: cancer, Canadian research, Terry Fox Research Institute, University Health Network