Daily Media Digest August 9, 2023

UdeM think they’ve unlocked a key reason behind infertility in women
Université de Montréal
“In about 40 per cent of cases, infertility has been attributed to ovarian dysfunction, making this a major issue for women’s health …”
TAGS: fertility, women’s health, Université de Montréal

The obstacle course of people living with a rare disease
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
“New research by the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), affiliated with Université de Montréal, highlights the colossal challenges faced by people living with one or more rare diseases …”
TAGS: rare diseases, accessibility, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal

GSK’s Arexvy, the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for older adults approved in Canada
GSK Canada
“The approval of Arexvy builds on GSK’s extensive portfolio of vaccines available to help protect people of all ages from a variety of infectious diseases and is the first RSV vaccine for older adults to be approved in Canada.”
TAGS: respiratory health, vaccine, RSV, GSK Canada

Research Manitoba announces funding for three groundbreaking UM projects
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“The Ko and Ng research team has developed a new non-invasive brain stimulation treatment that can reduce the impacts of epileptic seizure …”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, University of Manitoba

UBC researchers to help identify Alzheimer’s risks specific to people of Asian ancestry
“Asian people could face particular risks but are underrepresented in most research …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Canadian research, University of British Columbia

Jennifer Heisz: Pioneering Brain Health Research and Inspiring Personal Journeys
Banting Research Foundation
“As a Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging, Jennifer’s work has been pivotal in understanding dementia prevention and mental health.”
TAGS: brain health, aging, Canadian research, Banting Research Foundation