Daily Media Digest March 2, 2022

Analysis: Why Canada hasn’t been getting the new antibiotics we need to fight drug-resistant ‘superbugs’
McMaster University
“Canadian doctors don’t have easy access to newer antibiotics and must prescribe older, generic treatments that are increasingly ineffective due to resistance.”
TAGS: superbugs, antibiotics, innovative medicines, McMaster University

Cracking the genetic code: SickKids researchers develop new method to classify genetic variants
“A new study from SickKids published in Nature Biotechnology details a novel genome-editing strategy using CRISPR technology to better understand genetic variations.”
TAGS: genetics, innovative research, genetic variants, SickKids

McMaster inventors’ repellent wrap shown to shed all viruses and bacteria – Brighter World
Brighter World – McMaster University
“RepelWrap, a self-cleaning plastic wrap developed by McMaster researchers Leyla Soleymani and Tohid Didar, protects surfaces from dangerous bacteria as well as viruses, new research shows. Repelwrap is now moving toward scaled-up production for the marketplace.”
TAGS: viruses, bacteria, medical technology, public health, McMaster University

Reducing risks of frailty for healthy aging – resources for doctors and patients | Doctors of BC
Doctors of BC
“Shared Care Polypharmacy Risk Reduction & Deprescribing Resources (link is external) · Canadian Frailty Network (link is external).”
TAGS: frailty, healthy aging, risk reduction

Dietary Interventions in Psoriatic Arthritis (DIPSA) Study
Women’s Research
“Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects 1 in 400 Canadians and can lead to significant joint damage and disability.”
TAGS:  arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, innovative research, Women’s College Hospital RI