Daily Media Digest December 20, 2023

IBD rates are rising in communities of color. Can these innovators help?
Johnson & Johnson
“Scientists aren’t sure what’s behind the upward trend. That’s why Johnson & Johnson Innovation put out the call to address this troubling health disparity …”
KEYWORDS: health equity, autoimmune disorders, Johnson & Johnson

Sinai Health study identifies new concepts for GLP-1 action in the brain
Sinai Health
“For years, GLP-1 agonists have been known to have a fortuitous side effect of improving metabolic health, but how this is regulated in the body remains unclear. Now …”
KEYWORDS: innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health

Study finds smoking tobacco causes mutations that directly disable the genes protecting us from cancer
Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)
“… funded by The Terry Fox Research Institute have discovered one way smoking tobacco weakens the body’s natural defences and leads to cancer, yielding important and actionable insights into cancer treatment and prevention.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, Canadian research, Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)

New Cohort of Health Professionals to Bridge the Digital Healthcare Divide Image
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“As such, healthcare professionals must be trained in data and information technologies, create new roles to optimize their use, and understand how we can …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, education, health care, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

A green day is a good day: Building new habits to get patients home from hospital faster
Nova Scotia Health
“To be completely honest, I was not overly optimistic and was terribly negative at first. I honestly thought the whole thing was going to add too much work to an already busy day …”
KEYWORDS: health care, patient perspective, Nova Scotia Health

Canada Excellence Research Chair for Queen’s Health Sciences
Queen’s Health Sciences
“Dr. Paul Kubes is a world-renowned researcher who joins us to continue his crucial, groundbreaking work on the biological mechanisms of cancer and chronic disease …”
KEYWORDS: Canada Research Chair, cancer, Queen’s University

MC2 Capital Winter 2024 | Deadline January 22, 2024
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, Baycrest
“The application process for CABHI’s Mentorship, Capital, and Continuation is now open. If you are an early-stage healthtech or fintech company, apply by January 22, 2024 to receive up to $500,000 CAD in investment and acceleration services from CABHI to validate or grow your business.”