Daily Media Digest November 17, 2022

Canada FASD Research Network is thrilled by the introduction of Bill S-253: An Act respecting a national framework for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
“Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of neurodevelopmental disability in Canada, affecting 4% of the population.”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, national framework, CanFASD

Non-dialysis kidney patients benefit greatly from COVID-19 vaccination
BC Renal
“A new study shows that non-dialysis kidney patients who are vaccinated have a significantly reduced risk of COVID-19 infection – up to 78% with three vaccine doses – compared to their non-vaccinated time period.”
TAGS: chronic kidney disease, vaccines, BC Renal, Provincial Health Services Authority

SickKids scientist receives CFI grant in support of cutting-edge immunotherapy research
“By combining newly funded equipment with existing facilities and equipment at SickKids Research Institute, Julien aims to describe the structures of …”
TAGS: immunotherapy research, infectious diseases, grants, SickKids Research Institute

McGill and RI-MUHC awarded $5.1 million for infectious disease research
McGill University
“… capacity of Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratories at McGill and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).”
TAGS: infectious disease research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Largest trial ever done in hemodialysis care examines optimal dialysis temperature
London Health Sciences Centre
“Published in the Lancet, findings from a large clinical trial through Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), ICES Western and Western …”
TAGS: clinical trial, dialysis, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University