Daily Media Digest December 15, 2023

CAMH develops potential new drug treatment for multiple sclerosis
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
“A small molecule drug that aids in the neuroprotection of cells found to be effective in treating nerve damage and symptoms in models of MS …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, multiple sclerosis, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

$7.55 million grant to take LHSC-developed technology global
Lawson Health Research Institute
“On average it takes five to seven years to diagnose a rare disease. But, for growing numbers of rare diseases, that is all about to change with new artificial intelligence-led technology developed by researchers at …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, rare diseases, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Lawson Health Research Institute

Sunnybrook-led research team develops simplified prediction model for cardiovascular disease risk
Sunnybrook Hospital
“A new model developed by clinician-scientists provides a simplified approach that uses only laboratory tests, which may provide a significant advantage over traditional models.”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Western research shows impact of nicotine vaping varies with age and sex
Western News – Western University
“New study challenges belief that teens experience less severe withdrawal symptoms than adults …”
KEYWORDS: mental health and addiction, respiratory health, Western University

Focused screening of new residents, key to fight TB in Canada
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC)
“New study provides unique data on tuberculosis infection rates among foreign-born Canadian residents and citizens …”
KEYWORDS: tuberculosis, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI‑MUHC)