Daily Media Digest March 17, 2023

Cloutier and Hill: The budget must boost Canadian health research
Timmins Press
“Despite huge gains in health outcomes over time, federal spending on health research has largely been frozen for the last decade.”
TAGS: health research, Budget 2023, HealthCareCAN, Lawson Health Research Institute

Misfolded proteins and Parkinson’s disease – New insights into Lewy body disorders
University Health Network
“A study led by Dr. Gabor Kovacs at UHN’s Krembil Brain Institute revealed new insights into the mechanism underlying Lewy body disorders.”
TAGS: neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Canadian research, University Health Network

At last — Developing potential cures for genetic neurodevelopmental disorders
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“These types of diseases arise from genetic variants that can either be inherited or occur ‘de novo’ — present for the first time in a family member as a result of errors during embryonic development.”
TAGS: genetic diseases, rare disorders, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Many young Canadians think humanity is doomed – Mental health and anxiety
Lakehead University
“A pair of Lakehead University researchers recently published an article describing the emotions and anxiety experienced by young Canadians due to climate change.”
TAGS: mental health, youth climate anxiety, Canadian research, Lakehead University

SFU partners in national biotech hub to accelerate drug development, manufacturing for future pandemics
Simon Fraser University
“Simon Fraser University is among key partners in a national biotech innovation hub designed to make Canada a global powerhouse for developing …”
TAGS: pandemic, immune-based therapies, biomanufacturing, health research, Simon Fraser University

Thrombosis research gives patients access to ‘cutting edge’ care
Niagara Health
“A recent grant from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has enabled the Service to launch four clinical trials … give patients access to some of the newest treatments for preventing deadly blood clots.”
TAGS: thrombosis, innovative research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, McMaster University