Daily Media Digest October 14, 2021

UNB researchers publish results on social disparities in cardiometabolic health among LGB Canadians
University of New Brunswick
“An associate professor from the University of New Brunswick’s sociology department in Fredericton has released research results from a study that’s one of the first of its kind in Canada on cardiometabolic health disparities among sexual minority Canadians.”
TAGS: cardiometabolic health, population health, social disparities, University of New Brunswick

Saskatoon researchers make Cystic Fibrosis breakthrough
CTV News
“Tam’s team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine partnered with the Respiratory Research Centre and discovered people with cystic fibrosis have issues with sodium absorption within the smallest airways of their lungs.”
TAGS: respiratory health, cystic fibrosis, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan

U of T, Sunnybrook researchers deliver ultrasound-guided cancer therapy to the brain
University of Toronto
“Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto have demonstrated the safe delivery of an antibody therapy across the blood-brain barrier using MRI-guided focused ultrasound.”
TAGS: ultrasound, targeted treatment, cancer, blood brain barrier, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Jeff Biernaskie wins the 2021 Till & McCulloch Award for his outstanding research focused on wound repair and healing
HRI Portal
“Dr. Jeff Biernaskie, Assistant Professor in stem cell biology at the University of Calgary and a Stem Cell Network investigator has been named the 2021 Till & McCulloch Award recipient. He is recognized for his outstanding paper published in Cell Stem Cell entitled, Distinct regulatory programs control the latent regenerative potential of dermal fibroblasts during wound healing.”
TAGS: wound repair, innovative research, regenerative medicine, University of Calgary, Stem Cell Network

Michener becomes first Canadian school to offer a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Perfusion
HRI Portal
“The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities has granted consent to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to offer a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP). This makes Michener the only school in Canada to offer a Master’s degree in this complex and important health profession.”
TAGS: cardiovascular perfusion, health education, Michener Institute of Education

Advancing Made-in-Canada Immunotherapies to Benefit Cancer Patients
Health Insight
“… immunotherapy is offering hope in treating some cancers by using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapies have helped many patients, but continued research is needed to make these treatments a reality for more patients.”
TAGS: immunotherapy, cancer, immune system, BioCanRx