Daily Media Digest March 21, 2022

The diabetes cure: A century after Banting and Best’s ‘message of hope,’ science is actually close
Toronto Star
“… best and the brightest minds to careers in diabetes research, says Dr. Seema Nagpal, vice-president of science and policy for Diabetes Canada.”
TAGS: diabetes, cure, insulin, chronic health condition, Diabetes Canada

COVID-19 pandemic still hitting low income areas hardest, Ontario’s science table says | CBC News
“Low income areas in the GTA include the city of Brampton, parts of the district of Scarborough and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, social determinants of health, Western University, University Health Network

The Government of Canada and Maritime provinces put patients first with new investment
Government of Canada
“The pandemic has been a busy time for the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, which has contributed to 56 projects related to COVID-19. For example, it supported a study to better understand how the needs of patients and primary care providers are being met, and what lessons COVID has taught us about improving the way people access primary care.”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, patient care, healthcare, NBHRF

While all school-aged children have been affected by the pandemic, it hasn’t been equal for everyone
Ryerson University
“In an article published in the Journal of Childhood Studies, external link, Underwood and her colleagues from Ryerson, University of Guelph, …”
TAGS: pandemic, disability, developmental health, Ryerson University, McMaster University, York University

RNA map of cell nucleus reveals new insights into gene regulation and cell division
University of Toronto
“… a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, and professor of molecular genetics; Philipp Maass, …”
TAGS: RNA, cell nucleus, genetics, cell division, Lunenfeld Tannenbaum RI, SickKids

Results from the Better tArgeting, Better outcomes for frail ELderly patients Advance Care …
Canadian Frailty Network
“The BABEL ACP intervention improves the comprehensive of Advance Care Planning conversations for LTC residents and reduced antibiotic use at the end of life.”
TAGS: long-term care, aging population, antibiotics, Canadian Frailty Network