Daily Media Digest February 17, 2022

In a world first, clinical trial delivers therapy to metastatic cancer in the brain – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“Interdisciplinary team shows ultrasound focused therapy allows drug to get past the blood-brain barrier. Prof. Raymond Reilly, director of the …”
TAGS: cancer, brain cancer, innovative research, blood-brain barrier, treatment options, Sunnybrook

Canadian study discovers way to make ‘universal’ organs for all transplant recipients – Global News
Global News
“… Dr. Marcelo Cypel, surgical director of the Ajmera Transplant Centre at Toronto’s University Health Network, and senior author of the study.”
TAGS: organ donation, transplant, blood type, University Health Network

UCalgary team tackles abdominal aortic aneurysms — a condition affecting 20000 Canadians
| News | University of Calgary
“He is co-director of the Calgary Aortic Program and a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. The University of Calgary’s multidisciplinary …”
TAGS: aortic aneurysm, treatment options, heart health, innovative treatment, University of Calgary

Working toward treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
York University
“Faculty of Health Professor Ali Abdul-Sater’s passion for understanding the body’s immune response has led him to a discovery that he hopes will eventually relieve the suffering of people with rheumatoid arthritis.”
TAGS: rheumatoid arthritis, immune system, treatment options, York University

McMaster researchers and industry partners develop new recommendations to combat …
Brighter World – McMaster University
“… Innovation Coalition, a non-profit alliance of industry organizations including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Innovative Medicines Canada, and more.”
TAGS: superbugs, antibiotics, McMaster University

New COVID-19 study links nurses’ mental health to quality of care – UBC News
UBC News – The University of British Columbia
“Now, new research shows these mental health problems could be contributing to decreased quality of patient care. The study, published recently in the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, patient care