Daily Media Digest February 22, 2023

Seven finalists vying for Arthritis Ideator Awards – $200,000 to be awarded at competition event on April 20, 2023
Arthritis Society Canada
“Seven leading innovators from across Canada have been named finalists in Arthritis Society Canada’s second Arthritis Ideator Awards for their promising ideas that could transform the lives of people living with arthritis.”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, medtech, Arthritis Society Canada

RI-MUHC and McGill researchers make a breakthrough in understanding brain nanoarchitecture, using computer vision
“A new study published in Current Biology reveals the nanostructure of brain cells at an unprecedented level of resolution …”
TAGS: dementia, brain health, artificial intelligence, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Delivering peer support could help adults with type 2 diabetes over the long-term
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Peer leaders who participated in a year-long study maintained stable blood sugar levels and experienced mental health benefits.”
TAGS: diabetes research, mental health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

‘We should pay attention’: N.S. oncologist explains link between alcohol and cancer
“Canada’s new guidance on alcohol that warns about the risks between … can reduce the risk of cancer, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.”
TAGS: cancer, substance use and addiction, Dalhousie University, Canadian Cancer Society

$30M gift will advance ground-breaking research
Queen’s University
“A transformative investment from alumnus Bruce Mitchell will support Queen’s in increasing research intensity, graduate student recruitment, …”
TAGS: Canadian research, early career researchers, Queen’s University