Daily Media Digest November 24, 2017

“In a statement, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) said a quarter of the funding will come from Quebec. “In Canada, cancer remains the leading cause of illness-related death in children,” said the MUHC. Researchers will sequence tumours at the molecular level to amass information that is then …”
TAGS: pediatric cancer treatment, Terry Fox PROFYLE (profile)


“… paper strips that can detect fentanyl are currently being used in a pilot project at supervised consumption sites in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. … In Vancouver for a pharmacists’ convention on Thursday, BTNX Inc. CEO Iqbal Sunderani said that potential drawback means drug users should …”
TAGS: pharmacists, drug test


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – A $100,000 grant to support the University Health Network’s (UHN) Transplant Program, in honour of outgoing …”
TAGS: Innovative Medicines Canada, Astellas, UHN


UCalgary News
“Up to $65,000 in training and seed money to develop their medical technology innovation is up for grabs in the 2017 Innovation for Health (I4H) …”
TAGS: health-hackathon, surgery care


Simon Fraser University News
“SFU professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Carlo Menon, whose research focuses on biomedical technology, is leading an SFU research project that has received nearly $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The project, to establish a Centre for Wearable Biomedical …”
TAGS: CFI Innovation Fund, wearable technologies, SFU


“Dr. David Juurlink, head of pharmacology and toxicology at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, says Health Canada’s failure to register …”
TAGS: tramadol, painkiller drug, Dr. David Juurlink


“With aging we know there is a loss of memory in particular with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The hippocampus, which is the brain region involved in learning and memory, is most affected. The type of memory we saw improved in young adults was memory that really relies on the hippocampal …”
TAGS: High intensity workouts, memory


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, at Innovative Medicines Canada’s Annual General Meeting, Frédéric Fasano, Chief Executive Officer of Servier Canada Inc., was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. “I am honoured to serve as the next Chair of Innovative Medicines Canada and to drive … “
TAGS: Innovative Medicines Canada, New Chair, Frédéric Fasano


““We have this external advisory board with experts from around the world and we had a meeting … last spring,” said Dr. Jason Berman, a pediatric oncologist at the IWK Health Centre, who is one of the founders of the Terry Fox Precision Oncology For Young People (Profyle) project. “One of our advisers …”
TAGS: pan-Canadian collaboration, cancer, Research team


Markets Insider
“Following remarks by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, Mitacs celebrated the exceptional researchers, who are among the thousands of leaders taking part in its programs each year.”
TAGS: Up-and-coming researchers, Innovation, cancer prevention


“Marlow’s oncologist and project leader, Dr. David Malkin of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, said the focus of the five-year project is the … Darryl Fox, Terry’s brother and a senior adviser at the Terry Fox Research Institute, said Terry was passionate about meeting young cancer patients, …”
TAGS: children, cancer treatment, Terry Fox program


The Globe and Mail
“The provinces are maintaining a united front in denying a drug manufacturer’s bid to negotiate the price for a costly drug, used to treat patients with cystic fibrosis, that has not been approved for public funding in Canada. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is demanding negotiations with the provinces on a bulk …”
TAGS: drug costs, negotiation


Edmonton Journal
“It is hoped the partnership — which will also include veterans’ and first responders’ agencies, Veteran Affairs Canada and Covenant Health — will “improve research, innovation, rehabilitation and mental health for our military, veterans, first responders and their family,” said University of Alberta …”
TAGS: research projects, PTSD, Alberta


Markets Insider
“GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services …”
TAGS: government funding, women’s health, innovation program


“Funding will be provided to help Indigenous people receive culturally appropriate addiction treatment counselling and help homeless people receive …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, addiction


The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
“the AFMC. Response to the. Canadian. Opioid. Crisis. Compiled by Dr. Sarita Verma, Vice President Education, and Mr. Matthew Raegele, Project … “
TAGS: opioid crisis


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“LAVAL, QC, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Servier Canada is pleased to announce a new partnership with CQDM to fund a research project aiming at preventing the onset of diabetes-related kidney disease. With this new collaboration, Servier becomes the tenth pharmaceutical partner to join CQDM.”
TAGS: research project, diabetes-related kidney disease


The Globe and Mail
“The researchers accounted for risk factors for brain aging, including blood fat levels, heart disease, diabetes, smoking, alcohol consumption, …”
TAGS: Fatty liver, shrinking brain, Research Study