Daily Media Digest November 7, 2023

New process produces purer, safer pancreas stem cells for potential transplant
University of Alberta
“Using a patient’s own stem cells to replace insulin-producing cells ‘the horizon’ for treating diabetes, says researcher …”
KEYWORDS: stem cell research, diabetes, University of Alberta

London’s hospitals are leading the way in clinical microbiology with a world-first installation of state-of-the-art automated laboratory technology
BD Canada
“The automated system will allow us to accommodate increased volumes in diagnostic testing and innovations within the system will help optimize productivity of staff, test accuracy, and the time required to report a test result …”
KEYWORDS: microbiology, medtech, BD Canada, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Heath Care London

The right care for the right person at the right time: Machine learning and health care
McMaster University
“A DeGroote researcher is using his data analytics expertise, machine learning and optimization to advance the management and prevention of a healthcare issue called Alternate Level of Care …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, health care, McMaster University

CNL and AECL continue to expand academic partnership through new agreement with Queen’s University
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
“Canada’s national nuclear laboratory signs memorandum of understanding with one of Canada’s leading universities to explore and advance collaborative research …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, health research, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Queen’s University

Charting a new approach to improving kidney transplant access
Lawson Health Research Institute
“According to nephrologist Dr. Amit Garg, for those with advanced chronic kidney disease, the treatment options are stark: continuous dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive …”
KEYWORDS: kidney disease, organ transplant, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Pfizer Canada Announce 2023 Women in IBD Award Recipients
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
“For the fourth year, these awards recognize outstanding contributions of female leaders and emerging talent in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research …”
KEYWORDS: award, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Pfizer Canada, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba