Daily Media Digest August 28, 2023

Hamilton collaboration transforms the future of medical imaging
McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences – McMaster University
“… opening of the Centre for Integrated and Advanced Medical Imaging (CIAMI), a new facility for educational training, imaging research, and increased magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) access for patient care.”
TAGS: medical imaging, Canadian research, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, GE HealthCare

Mother’s mood matters: Prenatal exposure to SSRIs not related to higher levels of anxiety and internalizing behaviours across childhood
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“One of their key findings is that both the mother’s prenatal and current mood was more predictive of the child’s mood across childhood …”
TAGS: perinatal health, mental health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Montreal scientists identify important new mechanism key to helping humans see in 3D
UdeMNouvelles – Université de Montréal
“The work was led by Université de Montréal medical professor Michel Cayouette at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute’s cellular neurobiology research unit …”
TAGS: neurobiology, vision, Université de Montréal, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Multidisciplinary initiative to track influenza, other viruses in wastewater
Western News – Western University
“… an impending wave,’ said Eric Arts, executive director, ImPaKT, and Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control at Western.”
TAGS: viruses, influenza, wastewater surveillance, Western University

Quebec woman with rare cancer will get out-of-province treatment after research fund steps up to cover costs
“Her oncologist, Dr. Ramy Saleh, the medical director of oncology research at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), says the research fund …”
TAGS: health research, clinical trial, cancer, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Shift work linked with negative effects on memory and cognition: Canadian study
CTV News
“The study found that night shift work was linked to impaired memory function, while rotating shift work was associated with impairment in executive function… recent study conducted from researchers at York University…”
TAGS: memory, cognitive function, York University