Daily Media Digest October 16, 2023

New 3D-printed tumour model enables faster, less expensive and less painful cancer treatment
University of Waterloo
“The University of Waterloo-based team combined cutting-edge bioprinting techniques with synthetic structures or microfluidic chips …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, medtech, University of Waterloo

New guideline with 16 preventive care recommendations released to advance health equity
Women’s College Hospital
“The recommendations call for colorectal cancer screening outreach to begin at age 45 instead of the current age of 50. They also suggest using a blood test, rather than a multi-visit skin test, for screening latent tuberculosis, …”
KEYWORDS: health equity, cancer, Women’s College Hospital

Sensors to help researchers study the breathing of sleeping subjects
University of Windsor
“One out of four adult Canadians suffers from obstructive sleep, and a team of UWindsor researchers is hoping to learn more.”
KEYWORDS: sleep, Canadian research, mental health, University of Windsor

A new classification of heart rhythm for stroke patients
Western News
“Atrial fibrillation detected after stroke seems more benign than pre-stroke irregular heartbeats, finds Western study …”
KEYWORDS: stroke, cardiovascular health, Western University, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Brain Canada

Our scientists need action now, not more study
The Hill Times
“A post-industrial economy like our needs a constant stream of innovation to remain competitive. By underfunding our brightest scientists early in their careers, we’re forcing them to either drop out, or leave the country.”
KEYWORDS: funding, Canadian research, Bouchard Report

Canada to phase out Pap test for more accurate HPV detection test
The Globe and Mail
“When you use it, you detect those precancerous lesions earlier and also, when you have a negative HPV test, you have greater confidence in the results …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, HPV, Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Women’s College Hospital