Daily Media Digest September 23, 2021

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
“The coin celebrates the collaboration of four Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates, Sir Frederick Banting, MD, Charles Best, MD DSc, James Collip, MD PhD and John Macleod, MD, that led to the isolation and purification of insulin.”
TAGS: insulin, diabetes, Canadian innovation, treatment options, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Planning cities that are inclusive of people living with dementia
Ryerson University
“The researcher is exploring how city planning can better engage people living with dementia and build neighbourhoods that are accessible to them.”
TAGS: dementia, mental health, community health, accessibility, Ryerson University

Jointly transplanting insulin-producing cells with blood vessels may help to reverse diabetes
Research at UHN
“Just as plants need roots to gather nutrients from the soil, cell transplants need to build connections with their host environment to survive and function. Vascularization, the formation of blood vessels between the transplant and recipient, is crucial to the success of cell therapies.”
TAGS: insulin, diabetes, blood vessels, transplant, University Health Network

Sudbury cancer discovery receives $8M in critical research financing | Sault Star
Sault Star
“Laurentian University and the Health Sciences North Research Institute said Wednesday that iGan Partners and BDC Capital, through its Bridge Financing …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, funding, Health Sciences North Research Institute

Canadian preschoolers sugar intake a ‘substantial’ problem: U of G research – Guelph Today
“The World Health Organization, Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommend that kids get only five to 10 per cent of their daily …”
TAGS: children and youth health, heart health, stroke, University of Guelph