Daily Media Digest August 21, 2023

Wearable brain scanner is helping researchers unravel the mysteries of the developing brain
Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“In an ongoing study, SickKids scientists are using exciting technology to gather data on early brain development and inform new research on autism spectrum disorder.”
TAGS: autism, pediatric health, mental health, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Are you breaking your body clock? Researchers use mathematical models to better understand how the body regulates circadian rhythms
University of Waterloo
“Researchers are using mathematical models to better understand the effects of disruptions like daylight savings time, working night shifts, jet lag or even late-night phone scrolling on the body’s circadian rhythms.”
TAGS: sleep, diabetes, memory loss, Canadian research, University of Waterloo

New commentary from IBH Health Equity Research Lead explores what patient engagement looks like in learning health systems
Institute for Better Health (IBH)
“Two of the authors – Dr. Lee-Foon and Maureen Smith, patient partner – spoke about the commentary and why it’s important to rethink how we approach PCC engagement in learning health systems.”
TAGS: health equity, patient perspective, Institute for Better Health (IBH)

Air pollution and agricultural pesticides associated with high incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in B.C.
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“Michaux and Dr. Jacobson were surprised that suburban areas turned out to be hot spots for IBD. Other Canadian studies have found the highest concentration of cases in their densest urban areas.”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), pediatric health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Five new research teams named recipients of the 2023 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants
Terry Fox Research Institute
“Five outstanding Canadian research teams will receive a total of $12 million to advance cancer research and treatment following new awards in the 2023 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant (PPG) competition.”
TAGS: cancer research, funding, Terry Fox Research Institute, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Research Chair Opportunity at Western University
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Western University
“The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking to bring in a successful candidate who will be a leader in neurodegenerative research to focus on finding new ways to prevent, identify and treat Huntington’s disease.”
TAGS: Huntington’s disease, Canada Research Chair, Western University