Daily Media Digest November 27, 2023

VIDO awarded U.S. contract for its Vaccine Development Centre
University of Saskatchewan
“… Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) in Canada has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract… part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”
KEYWORDS: innovative research, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientists create “cloaked” donor cell and tissue grafts that escape rejection by the immune system
Sinai Health
“In a breakthrough that could transform cell therapies for incurable diseases, researchers at Sinai Health have developed a technology that may eliminate the need for immunosuppressive drugs in transplant patients.”
KEYWORDS: transplant, immune system, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health

Funding paves way for women’s heart health lab at UM
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“First-in-Canada air pollution research facility receives investment. The … health experts to study how pollutants impact health and disease. The …”
KEYWORDS: women’s health, cardiovascular health, University of Manitoba, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Researchers serve up a menu for mental and nutritional health
University of Alberta
“… Canadians aged 60 and older for their research project, ‘Mentally Healthy Living After Social Distancing — A Study of Older Canadians.’ The survey …”
KEYWORDS: aging, nutrition, mental health, University of Alberta

Long COVID associated with substantial kidney decline one year after infection
BC Renal
“We were in a unique situation to be following a lot of these patients over time and to assess those long-term effects of COVID …”
KEYWORDS: long COVID, BC Renal, Provincial Health Services Authority

Feeling stressed? Take a digital mental health vitamin
University of Waterloo
“A new AI powered app called Joyi can improve users’ mood by increasing positive emotions and decreasing negative ones.”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, mental health, Seneca Polytechnic, University of Waterloo