Daily Media Digest November 28, 2023

Stem cell-based treatment controls blood sugar in people with type 1 diabetes, demonstrates SCN-funded clinical trial
Stem Cell Network
“… reduce dependence on daily insulin injections, according to new clinical trial results from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) – a trial funded by Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN).”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, stem cell research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Stem Cell Network

Kidneys from drug-related deaths exhibit high success rates after transplantation
BC Renal
“New evidence suggests transplant recipients who receive a kidney from someone who has passed away from drug toxicity often experience excellent transplant outcomes – sometimes even …”
KEYWORDS: transplant, kidney health, BC Renal, Provincial Health Services Authority

National FASD conference shows desire for research and innovation in the field
HRI Portal
“… this first of its kind event connected those with living experience of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) with renowned researchers and practitioners in the field.”
KEYWORDS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), preventive health care, Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD)

Georges Kaddoum Wins Prestigious Mitacs Award – Advancing the Next Generation
École de technologie supérieure
“… and support emerging applications like remote surgery, where doctors will be able to use robots to operate on patients who are miles away without experiencing latency.”
KEYWORDS: award, innovative research, École de technologie supérieure

Research today saves lives tomorrow
The Globe and Mail
“… Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) shows that cancer can be identified in blood samples …”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Indigenous health research symposium to explore ‘Reconciliation in Research’
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“The 11th annual Indigenous Health Research Symposium at UM, taking place Nov. 28 and 29 on the Bannatyne campus, is exploring the theme … The symposium is free. All are welcome to register …”
KEYWORDS: Indigenous health, health equity, University of Manitoba