Daily Media Digest August 24, 2023

New study finds exercise, cognitive training combo boosts mental sharpness in seniors
Western News
“In a ground-breaking discovery that could reshape the approach to elderly cognitive care, Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers have found that a combination of computerized cognitive training and …”
TAGS: physical activity, dementia, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

BeiGene Canada Invests 500K To Fund Innovative Cancer Research
“The announcement was made by Peter Brenders, General Manager of BeiGene Canada, in collaboration with N.B. Health Minister Bruce Fitch, ResearchNB, and the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute.”
TAGS: cancer research, funding, BeiGene Canada, ResearchNB, Atlantic Cancer Research Institute

New understanding of processes involved in breast cancer metastasis
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“A study led by RI-MUHC researcher Nathalie Lamarche-Vane reveals the mechanisms underlying regulation of HER2+ breast cancer progression by the protein CdGAP …”
TAGS: cancer, Canadian research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Halifax researcher seeks COVID-19 long haulers to study effects of virus on brain
“Carter Warrington says living with long COVID means he’s constantly battling brain fog — memory loss and trouble concentrating that makes something like watching a TV series difficult.”
TAGS: long COVID, brain health, Dalhousie University, University Health Network, Western University

New UNB research institute focuses on fast-growing artificial intelligence
“The University of New Brunswick has announced a new Research Institute in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence which will bring together …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, vaccine, health care, University of New Brunswick

Opinion: Decline in research funding in Canada threatens prosperity
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) president Peter Stoicheff says a decrease in funding for research in Canada will have a broader economic impact.”
TAGS: funding, Canadian research, University of Saskatchewan, U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities