Daily Media Digest August 2, 2022

A novel collaboration brings decades of expertise to ALS research
ALS Canada
“We need to bring in people who are working on biomarkers in the neurodegenerative space and get their expertise in biomarker development focused on ALS.”
TAGS: ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, McGill University, ALS Canada

BioCardia Announces First Canadian Clinical Site for CardiAMP Cell Therapy Heart Failure Trial

“The Ottawa Heart Institute is the first of four planned world-class Canadian clinical sites able to enroll patients in the CardiAMP Cell Therapy …”
TAGS: gene-based therapy, cardiovascular disease, BioCardia, Ottawa Heart Institute

BreakFree: New Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Sites in BC and PEI
Osteoporosis Canada
“The ongoing collaboration between The Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis Canada has resulted in a new program BreakFree.”
TAGS: hip fracture prevention, fracture liaison nursing, Osteoporosis Canada

As monkeypox cases rise globally, experts say it’s unclear whether outbreak can be contained

The Globe and Mail
“As monkeypox cases rise globally, experts say it’s unclear whether outbreak can be contained.”
TAGS: monkeypox, infectious disease research, vaccination, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Western neuroscientists weigh in on maintaining a healthy brain – BrainsCAN

Western University – Western University
“While researchers are still working to understand how the brain works, there are some known ways to keep our brains healthy longer.”
TAGS: brain health, COVID-19, functional brain imaging, Western University