Daily Media Digest August 17, 2023

Montreal researchers join international study of rare disease Friedreich’s ataxia
“Dr. Massimo Pandolfo of the Montreal Neurological Institute said patients who volunteer for the observational study, which involves taking a …”
TAGS: rare diseases, disability, Canadian research, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

The Canadian “Dream Team” Building the Heart of the Future
Government of Canada
“Laflamme is the principal investigator on a project to develop new regenerative therapies to replace damaged heart tissue with new heart muscle made using pluripotent stem cells.”
TAGS: stem cell research, heart disease, University Health Network, University of Toronto

Can we improve antibiotics against superbugs?
University of Manitoba
“Exploring New Strategies for Burkholderia cepacia Complex Infections … This superbug is a bacteria and researchers in the Faculty of Science have looked into its resistance to antibiotics.”
TAGS: antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, Canadian research, University of Manitoba

Exploring the mental health landscape of Canadian parents
Mental Health Research Canada
“With input from Canadians with lived experience, we explore why Canadian parents of young children show higher levels of anxiety and depression across a number of indicators.”
TAGS: mental health, pediatric health, Canadian research, Mental Health Research Canada

Is the fall wave of COVID-19 starting early? Here’s what the data shows us
Toronto Star
“The expected fall wave of COVID-19 is making an early appearance, according to surveillance data by the Ontario government, ahead of the anticipated booster shot Canadians need to fight the new variants.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, respiratory health, McMaster University