Daily Media Digest June 14, 2023

Collaborative research uses medical isotopes to fight cancer
Western News – Western University
“In a national multi-centre study, scientists at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute are working to create rare isotopes that will be used as an important tool to help treat cancer.”
TAGS: cancer, radiation therapy, Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute

Making pediatric research more inclusive and accessible: Dr. Quynh Doan shares study results from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
HRI Portal
“Similarly, a recent survey led by BC Children’s Hospital found that 85% of families receiving care at the site were willing to participate in pediatric health research.”
TAGS: pediatric health, accessibility, BC Children’s Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

A more diverse human genome map could improve disease diagnosis
“Lisa Strug, a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, says a newly published ‘pangenome’ will help researchers ‘to get out those dark regions of the genome that are harbouring variation that’s contributing to disease.’”
TAGS: diagnosis, genetic diseases, McGill University, Toronto Metropolitan University, SickKids

Changing the course of arthritis
HRI Portal
“Today, over six million Canadians live with the devastating burden of arthritis, including over 25,000 children and youth. If nothing is done, this number is expected to soar to nine million by 2040.”
TAGS: arthritis, pediatric health, Canadian research, Arthritis Society Canada

Understanding the Mental Health of Canadians: Through COVID-19 and Beyond | June 21, 2023

Mental Health Research Canada
“With the release of our 16th polling report in our national series came new information regarding how Canadians are coping with their mental health. To provide you with the key findings in an accessible way, we will be hosting a webinar on June 21, 2023 at 11 a.m. EDT. This one-hour webinar is free and open to all.”