Daily Media Digest August 19, 2022

Novel protocol captures autism voices across the spectrum
“Visual aids and other strategies make it possible to interview young autistic people with communication challenges and to draw out valuable responses for research purposes”
TAGS: autism, Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), McGill University Health Centre

New study shines light on Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy

“It wasn’t until 2020, at the age of 23, that Jayde was finally diagnosed with Dravet syndrome under the care of Dr. Danielle Andrade, a neurologist and the Director of the Krembil Brain Institute Adult Genetic Epilepsy (AGE) Program.”
TAGS: diagnosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, University Health Network

Broad Approaches to Psychotherapy for Individuals with FASD

CanFASD Blog
“When mental health needs aren’t met, individuals with FASD may experience additional adversity which has significant personal, social, and economic costs for the individual, their family, and the wider community.”
TAGS: mental health, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, CanFASD

A first promising use of CRISPR-Cas-Editing technology in silencing human PCSK9 gene expression

“The single-AAV-ABE systems described yield robust editing efficiencies in vivo, facilitating therapeutically relevant levels of editing in liver, heart, and muscle tissue at moderate doses of AAV.”
TAGS: CRISPR-editing, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine

McMaster clinical medicine ranks among the best in the world

McMaster Daily News
“McMaster’s clinical medicine program ranked 47th in the world, and 2nd in Canada.”
TAGS: medicine, clinical research, McMaster University