Daily Media Digest May 17, 2023

Pandemic preparation: researchers explore new antivirals and reproductive health
Queen’s University | Faculty of Health Sciences
“From developing new antivirals to assessing the impact of vaccination on reproductive health, Queen’s Health Sciences’ faculty and students are helping us prepare for the next potential pandemic.”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness, vaccination, antiviral, Queen’s University

New One Health Institute Award fosters research collaboration between U of G and McMaster
University of Guelph News
“A new One Health Institute opportunity for undergraduate students aims to strengthen ties between researchers at the University of Guelph and McMaster … supports an experiential research opportunity for a summer student.”
TAGS: One Health, pandemics, vaccination, McMaster University

Halifax woman with celiac disease frustrated by rising cost of gluten-free foods
CBC News
“Celiac Canada says about one per cent of the Canadian population has celiac disease, and gluten-free products cost between 150 and 500 per cent more than their gluten-containing equivalents.”
TAGS: celiac disease, food cost, Celiac Canada

Baycrest partners with York University on dementia research
“Defeating dementia. That’s what Baycrest … hopes to achieve within 27 years through prevention, early detection and interventions such as brain stimulation. “Our goal is to reach what we’re calling dementia zero …”
TAGS: dementia, prevention, Baycrest, York University

Toronto-based study aims to bridge knowledge gap in women’s cardiovascular health
CBC Radio
“For 58-year-old Ellen Valter, volunteering in a heart study at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital is a way for her to contribute to science in an area that lacks comprehensive information for women.”
TAGS: women’s health, cardiovascular health, heart disease, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Canada’s Stem Cell Network invests $8.92M in regenerative medicine research and clinical trials
HRI Portal
“Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) announced today $8.92 million in funding for 24 regenerative medicine research projects and clinical trials … this investment allows Canada’s regenerative medicine community to harness …”
TAGS: stem cells, regenerative medicine, clinical trials, investment, Stem Cell Network