Daily Media Digest October 23, 2023

New link found between diabetes and steatotic liver disease
UdeMNouvelles – Université de Montréal
“… (IRCM) identifies potential new biomarkers and targets for therapy. Led by first author Aysim Gunes, a research associate in Estall’s lab, the …”
KEYWORDS: liver disease, diabetes, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal

Patients Deserve Faster Access to Innovative New Medicines
Health Insight
“Long wait times for new medicines in Canada, averaging two years, hinder patient access and limit life sciences investments …”
KEYWORDS: patient experience, rare diseases, Innovative Medicines Canada

ITM and CNL Announce the Launch of Actineer, a New Joint Venture in the Global Production of Actinium-225
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
“New company will advance Actinium-225 technologies, quickly secure supply, and construct a new production facility in Canada to produce industrial-scale quantities of rare medical isotope …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, medical isotope, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Study results dispel myths about whether one suture material is superior to another in preventing facial scar redness
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Concerns about scarring following surgical procedures often prompt both patients and surgeons to favour suture materials believed to minimize the appearance of scars …”
KEYWORDS: dermatology, surgery, skin cancer, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Legalization didn’t lead to significant rise in cannabis use among young adults, study shows
McMaster University
“The study tracked longitudinal data and followed high-risk young adults who reported regular substance use prior to legalization, including the majority reporting cannabis use.”
KEYWORDS: cannabis, substance use and addiction, Canadian research, McMaster University

New sophisticated lab anchors Seneca Centre for Innovation in Life Sciences
“… laboratory that will increase the capacity of Seneca and applied research industry partners to develop and test new products in controlled operating environments.”
KEYWORDS: life sciences, funding, Seneca Polytechnic