Daily Media Digest March 3, 2020

Lawson team wins $4.8M to test made-in-London genetic disease screening tool

The London Free Press
“The funding will let a team at Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of London’s hospitals, undertake three or four years of clinical …”
TAGS: genetic disease, innovative technologies, innovative research

Daily dose of orange juice may prevent major health complications
CTV News
“A new study from London’s Western University suggests drinking two-and-a-half glasses of orange juice a day could help prevent …”
TAGS: nutrition, metabolic syndromes, obesity

Government of Canada invests in regenerative medicine research to support Canadians’ health
“Today, on behalf of Minister Navdeep Bains, William Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), announced an investment of $6.9 million through the Stem Cell Network’s competitive research funding program, which supports some of the country’s most promising stem cell research.”
TAGS: stem cell research, cancer research, biotechnology

Ovarian and endometrial cancers: $ 6M closer to a lifesaving screening pap test
McGill University Health Centre
“The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and its Research Institute (RI-MUHC) are pleased to announce that Dr. Lucy Gilbert’s research team will receive $ 6.24 million in Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) funding grant to finalize the development of DOvEEgene (Detecting Ovarian and Endometrial cancers Early using genomics)—a screening test that could save thousands of lives every year in Canada and millions of lives worldwide.”
TAGS: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, pap test

Aging, growing population mean more cancer cases in Canada: study
CTV News
“The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, says lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer are expected to account for …”
TAGS: cancer, aging population

Canadians at forefront of COVID-19 research as SARS outbreak informs response

National Post
“The Canadian Institute for Health Research — a funding body for health research … Matthias Gotte, chair of the medical microbiology and immunology …”
TAGS: community health, coronavirus, COVID-19

Nova Scotia predicts big bump in organ donations under new law

“Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness estimates there will be an additional 10 organ donations and 138 tissue donations in the first year of …”
TAGS: organ donation, opt-out system