Daily Media Digest October 20, 2022

Let’s Redefine Who We Think Can Be Impacted by Breast Cancer
The Kit
“October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and, this year, an intimate new disease awareness campaign from Gilead Sciences Canada is making sure …”
TAGS: breast cancer, awareness, inclusive medicine, Gilead Sciences Canada

Important update on teplizumab – a therapeutic that may help delay the onset of type 1 diabetes
“… one of which includes screening for risk and use of therapeutics to delay or even prevent the onset of the disease developing – to give more time to the individual to adapt before requiring external insulin.”
TAGS: research funding, type 1 diabetes, pharmaceuticals, JDRF

Michener grad leads the COVID-19 lab team for Public Health Ontario
Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“Dean and his team conduct molecular testing for COVID-19 plus other types of pathogens such as Monkeypox, Adenovirus and Enterovirus by looking for mutations in DNA or RNA.”
TAGS: human genetics, COVID-19, Monkeypox, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

CNL celebrates Nuclear Science Week
“There are so many ways that nuclear science and technology has improved our lives here in Canada, from the delivery of carbon-free electricity that powers our way of life, to the production of life-saving medical isotopes to diagnose and treat cancer…”
TAGS: medical isotopes, Canadian research, oncology, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Post-COVID cognitive impairments similar to being ‘sleep deprived’: Canadian-led study
CTV News
“6 in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, the study, performed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, sleep deprivation, Western University, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Health Research Week: Advancing New Brunswick – Using Research to Optimize Impact | Fredericton | Nov 14
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
“November 14, 15 and 18 will have affiliate in person events and online virtual webinars. On November 16 and 17, join your colleagues at an in-person conference held at the Fredericton Convention Centre which will include keynote speeches, poster competitions, and a gala event.”