Daily Media Digest September 21, 2022

USask-led research team aims to develop vaccines for prion diseases
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“… it’s so interesting and so very important,” said Napper, a scientist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).”
TAGS: neurodegenerative diseases, vaccine development, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Blood type matters for kidney patient priority
“Researchers discovered that kidney patients who were the hardest to match with donors were not receiving the priority they required.”
TAGS: kidney transplant, immune response, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

New tools aim to improve care for people experiencing substance use stigma

UBC News – The University of British Columbia
“A team of researchers at UBC and Western University are offering a suite of tools and strategies to ensure that people who experience substance …”
TAGS: substance use, mental health, UBC, Western University

B.C. youth representative calls for data on mental health of children in care

Global News
“A report from the Children’s Health Policy Centre at Simon Fraser University found children in comparable jurisdictions in Europe, …”
TAGS: pediatric health, mental health, Simon Fraser University

Canada’s growing applied research sector is full of promise
This Hill Times
“We know Canada lags behind nearly all of its OECD peers in business-led research and development, so leveraging the strength of this network is more important than ever.”
TAGS: Canadian research, innovative research, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

Calgarians have new way to access monkeypox vaccine as case counts tick up
“And roughly 3,800 eligible people have been vaccinated with a first dose of Imvamune, primarily through Alberta Health Services clinics.”
TAGS: monkeypox, health care access, Alberta Health Services