Daily media digest June 28, 2017

New bladder cancer therapy to start clinical trials
Medical Xpress
“An experimental treatment for bladder cancer will move into an early phase clinical trial under an agreement signed today (Monday) between Cancer …”
TAGS: cancer, Canadian biotech, clinical trials


Brian Porter Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”I speak for the management team and everyone who works at UHN in … Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN.”
TAGS: UHN, University Health Network


Paule De Blois appointed president and chief executive officer of SOVAR
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“QUÉBEC, June 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Dr. Peter Morand, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOVAR is pleased to announce the appointment of …”
TAGS: SOVAR, Peter Morand, Paule De Blois, Universite Laval


Scientists brace for cuts as federal climate funding expires
The Globe and Mail
“impacts of not continuing funding for this critical scientific area,” said Gordon McBean, a professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario and …”
TAGS: scientists , funding, university of western ontario


Western University launches world’s largest sleep study
“Western University has launched the world’s largest sleep-and-cognition study … “What we’d like to do is to understand how lack of sleep affects brain …”
TAGS: sleep, Western University, brain


TEC Edmonton to partner with Merck Canada Inc. on health startup incubator
Digital Journal (press release)
“The partnership is part of the Alberta Merck Innovation in Health Fund (AMI in Health Fund), a larger collaboration … By supporting our researchers and entrepreneurs to create new products and businesses based on Alberta …”
TAGS: Merck, Innovation, Research


How to fix Canada’s opioid crisis: It starts with pain and the prescription pad
The Conversation CA
“She is affiliated with the Canadian Pain Society, the Canadian Pain Coalition and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).”
TAGS: pain, opioid, Canadian Pain Society


Northern Medical program faculty member receives research funding
“A local medical researcher is one of 11 recipients of a grant from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Dr. Rob Olson is a member of the ..”
TAGS: Michael Smith Foundation, Health Research


Bright nights: scientists explain rare phenomenon of ‘nocturnal sun’
The Guardian
“Now researchers from York University in Canada have come up with a possible explanation for the rare phenomenon known as “bright nights”.”
TAGS: York University, researchers, nocturnal sun


Opinion: Indigenous suicide crisis requires action on many fronts
Montreal Gazette
“Living conditions in indigenous communities are often characterized by … Interest Group (SPRING) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.”
TAGS: Douglas Mental Health University Institute, suicide, indigenous


New data indicates that Canadians have increased their protein consumption
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”Research shows that diets with increased protein and reduced carbohydrates may help prevent type 2 diabetes by facilitating weight loss through …”
TAGS: protein, research survey, University of Guelph


No wonder Canadians aren’t more innovative: Look how poorly we …
Financial Post
“Richard C. Owens: Stronger intellectual property laws are critical if Canada is to … we are half-hearted about it, particularly if we see rising health costs on the horizon. “
TAGS: innovation, patents, IP