Daily Media Digest November 10, 2022

Rare, Deadly Genetic Disease Successfully Treated in Utero for First Time 
“The successful treatment is a feat of collaboration between UCSF, where an ongoing clinical trial on the treatment is based; CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital, where the patient was diagnosed and treated…”
TAGS: pediatric health, clinical trial, innovative research, CHEO

UCalgary study points to potential new treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases
UCalgary News
“Twenty to 50 per cent of people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are affected over their lifetime by this poorly understood condition, called ‘fibrosis.’”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel diseases, fibrosis, metabolism, University of Calgary

Furry friends return to The Royal – Therapy dog
The Royal
“After a long pandemic-related break, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre is welcoming back six very special – not to mention, furry – volunteers from Ottawa Therapy Dogs (OTD).”
TAGS: mental health, pet therapy, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Leveraging a rare disease strategy for better health care for all
“The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), Canada’s largest group dedicated to those living with and impacted by rare disease, …”
TAGS: rare disease strategy, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, Pfizer Canada

New Partnership Between Desjardins Insurance and the Cancer Research Society

“Thanks to a new partnership between Desjardins Insurance and the Cancer Research Society (CRS), a research grant of $125,000 to study breast cancer in Black women will be awarded as part of CRS’ 2023 Operating Grant competition.”
TAGS: cancer, grant, Canadian research, Cancer Research Society