Daily Media Digest December 20, 2019

3D imaging could improve outcomes for breast cancer patients

CTV News
“Researchers are investigating digital breast tomosynthesis, a type of 3D […] The study is being conducted by Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: breast cancer, mammogram, diagnostic equipment

The eye-to-brain connection
The Globe and Mail
“In Professor Jennifer Steeves’ lab at York University, graduate students use transcranial magnetic stimulation to learn how a region of the brain responsible for vision is involved in face recognition.”
TAGS: optic research, vision loss, transcranial magnetic stimulation

Exploring focused ultrasound to enhance drug delivery to breast cancer that spread to the brain
Your Health Matters – Sunnybrook.ca
“In a new trial, Sunnybrook researchers are exploring the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enhance the delivery of chemotherapy drug Herceptin to HER2+ breast cancer that has spread to the brain.”
TAGS: breast cancer, cancer treatment, ultrasound

Cultivating biomedical discovery and commercialization in students
Brighter World
“The Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program at McMaster University is only five years old, but the initiative is already considered to be a success.”
TAGS: biomedical discovery, commercialization, innovative program

‘You do have a lot of control over this’: Research finds DNA is not your destiny
CityNews Edmonton
“New research shows your family genetics is not a good indicator of whether you will get diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s or diabetes. As Sarolta […]”
TAGS: DNA, epigenetics, risk factors