Gov't Announces New Glycomics Research Network to Prevent and Treat Diseases

Wonderful news - this type of work has lots of potential.

But - just because I am suspicous of any positive statements in gov't press releases - is "Canada's international leadership in glycomics during the last 50 years" a thing? I have no doubt that Canadians do good work, but are we "leaders"? I'm honestly curious.

GlycoNet will build on Canada’s international leadership in glycomics during the last 50 years. GlycoNet researchers will analyze the function of glycomes (or carbohydrates) in the body and find ways to take advantage of their biological role to fight various diseases. Bringing together more than 60 researchers from across Canada who work in such disciplines as chemistry, biochemistry, biology and immunology, the network will help develop new drugs and vaccines to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.