Daily Media Digest September 27, 2022

Annual Competition for Research Grants – The Cancer Research Society Awards 90 new grants to outsmart cancer, totalling $10.8 million
“It is an all-time record for the organization for a second year in a row. The grants are awarded to some of the most promising cancer research projects in Canada.”
TAGS: cancer research, innovative research, grants, Cancer Research Society

Leveraging collaboration between all partners to improve Canada’s pandemic preparedness

The Hill Times
“Pandemic preparedness needs to evolve towards a culture of collaboration honed over time to facilitate an optimal and coordinated response to future pandemics and emerging health threats. COVID-19 taught the ecosystem to work together through crisis.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic preparedness, Université de Montréal

Advancing care for burn patients

Queen’s University
“New research finds that glutamine, previously thought to help with burn injuries, does not improve patients’ time to discharge from hospital.”
TAGS: traumatic injuries, burn patients, Canadian research, Queen’s University

Natural medicine – Memorial researchers endorse Canada’s first nature prescription program

Mun Gazette
“The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) recently launched PaRx, a national nature prescription program, in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
TAGS: personal healthcare, Canadian research, Memorial University

Unique Hands-on Training Program in Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Expanding Across Canada

HRI Portal
“Mitacs, in partnership with BioCanRx, has developed CanPRIME 2.0 — a national, first-of-its-kind initiative that will enable standardized, hands-on training to work in a biomanufacturing environment.”
TAGS: biomanufacturing, CanPRIME, Mitacs, BioCanRx

Toronto researchers make first-in-world discovery in fight against Parkinson’s

Timmins Press
“Focused ultrasound is a less invasive, targeted approach that could change the way brain disorders are treated in the future.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network

New micro-credential: Project Management for Biomedical Device Development

University of Victoria
“Acquire knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of biomedical device development. Gain industry-relevant training in project planning and economic management, intellectual property and regulatory frameworks, and effective and inclusive communication.”