Daily Media Digest September 9, 2022

Understanding traces of ancient infections could be key to new treatments for human diseases
“Scientists hope study of endogenous retrovirus protein will lead to new therapies for cancer, autoimmune conditions and other diseases.”
TAGS: microbiology and immunology, cancer, University of Alberta

Exciting time in myeloma research | Myeloma research and innovation

Toronto Star
“10 Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma every day, yet little is known about what causes this type of blood cancer.”
TAGS: cancer, myeloma research and innovation, Myeloma Canada

Gilead’s Trodelvy extends breast cancer survival by 3.2 months -study

Yahoo News Canada
“Gilead Sciences Inc’s Trodelvy extended by 3.2 months the survival of patients with advanced stages of a common type of breast cancer, …”
TAGS: innovative medicines, breast cancer, Gilead Sciences

What’s happening for FASD awareness internationally?

“Throughout the month of September, events are held across Canada and around the world in recognition of FASD Day.”
TAGS: advocacy and awareness, community engagement, CanFASD

A different kind of learning – Mastery learning
“A study from The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN suggests that an underused healthcare education strategy could perform as well as current models while requiring less resources.”
TAGS: healthcare training, McMaster University, University Health Network

Takeda Canada Partners with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to Advance Research in Rare Diseases

“CNW/ – Takeda Canada Inc. (“Takeda”) is proud to announce a Rare Disease Fellowship in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research …”
TAGS: rare disorders, chronic disease, Canadian Institutes of Health Research