Daily Media Digest November 9, 2017

“To this end, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan commissioned a review of federally funded research, led by David Naylor and a panel of university …”
TAGS: Science in Canada, funding, Kirsty Duncan


“Upon relocating to Canada, Dr. Schram completed his postdoctoral … He has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of …”
TAGS: Montreal Heart Institute, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), Gernot Schram


“Dr. Andrew Padmos is CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the national, not-for-profit organization that oversees the …”
TAGS: Dr. Andrew Padmos, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


The Barrie Examiner
“The second award is being presented to Erica Curtis, a retired nurse who has devoted her free time to volunteering for Parkinson Canada, as well as …”
TAGS: Order of the Spirit Catcher, Parkinson Canada


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Since 2006, the Laval University Integrated Regional Health Network has been implementing a telepathology service to improve diagnostic support to …”
TAGS: telepathology service’s extemporaneous macroscopy component, Universite Laval


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… at the University of Toronto and a pediatric nephrologist and senior scientist at the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).”
TAGS: Dr. Norman Rosenblum, Scientific Director of the CIHR, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes


National Post
“McCoy, who has spent years working at germ-free facilities at Hamilton’s McMaster University and another in Switzerland, advises her colleagues at …”
TAGS: University of Calgary, germ-free lab, Western Canadian Microbiome Centre


National Post
“TORONTO — A group of four McMaster University students has won a $50,000 prize to develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin ..”
TAGS: McMaster University, students win international prize, cancer-detecting device


Times Colonist
“Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. Alberta Health says Indigenous people have been dying from accidental opioid …”
TAGS: Opioid overdoses, First Nations, Alberta


National Post
“But Canada is among the few countries in the world where working with the CRISPR gene-editing system on cells whose DNA can be passed down to …”
TAGS: CRISPR gene-editing research, Stem Cell Network


The Globe and Mail
“Health spending in Canada forecast to hit $242-billion this year: report … On an international basis, the report found Canada’s health spending has … of British Columbia’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, said the …”
TAGS: Health spending in Canada, to hit $242-billion


“Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, stopped at UNB Tuesday afternoon as part of her first provincial tour …”
TAGS: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick


Huffington Post Canada
“Young rural men are at the greatest risk for suicide in Canada. … New research from the Men’s Health Research program at the University of British Columbia …”
TAGS: Rural Canadian Communities, Losing Young Men To Suicide