Daily Media Digest May 25, 2023

Study shows high-dose radiation treatments safe and well-tolerated by women with uterine cancer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
“With a median follow-up of nine months, the patients enrolled in SPARTACUS reported an acceptable level of side effects from the radiation that resolved …”
TAGS: cancer, women’s health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute

Rescued from the rubbish bin: How the thymus could stop organ transplant rejection
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“Now her work has led to another giant leap forward with a first-in-the-world clinical trial in Spain involving children who are receiving heart transplants.”
TAGS: organ transplant, pediatric health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Noise Is All around Us—and It’s Affecting You More than You Think
The Walrus
“’The noise was used as an instrument of terror,’ says Tor Oiamo, an associate professor at Toronto Metropolitan University?”
TAGS: pandemic, Canadian research, Toronto Metropolitan University

VIDO scientists receive $1M to strengthen mpox preparedness
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“Scientists Drs. Alyson Kelvin (PhD) and Angela Rasmussen (PhD) from the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have received $1-million in total funding to study …”
TAGS: mpox, Canadian research, funding, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Defining pain in children to improve and personalize treatment
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“Their observations, published recently in The Journal of Pain Research, led to the development of a new treatment protocol based on patients’ pain mechanism and individual sensations …”
TAGS: pain management, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Inspiring Healthy Futures: A vision fueled by world class child health research
HRI Portal
“Of course, establishing sustainable and equitable career pathways for young investigators is critical to empower the next generation of health researchers, build capacity for research time, and incentivizing inter-disciplinary ways of delivering health research impact.”
TAGS: pediatric health, national child health strategy, Children’s Healthcare Canada

Major health and bioscience merger to fuel new research, innovation and economic opportunities in N.B.
Research NB
“The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and BioNB announced the merger today in Fredericton.”
TAGS: Canadian research, Research NB, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)