Daily Media Digest February 28, 2022

Canadian researchers discover 1st possible case of deer spreading COVID-19 virus to a … – CBC
“In a world first, preliminary research suggests deer may be able to transmit the COVID-19 virus to humans, following analysis by a team of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, animal-human interaction, virus, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

ALS Canada Marks Rare Disease Day 2022 By Calling on Ontario to Champion Expedited Access to ALS Therapies
ALS Canada
“The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) today marks Rare Disease Day 2022 by calling on the Ontario government to champion the urgent need for faster access to approved therapies for people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – a devastating terminal disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will.”
TAGS: ALS, rare disease, paralysis, therapy, ALS Society of Canada

MUHC uses artificial intelligence to train neurosurgery students – CTV News Montreal
CTV News Montreal
“A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute found that when it comes to teaching brain surgery, artificial intelligence (AI) performs …”
TAGS: neurosurgery, artificial intelligence, brain surgery, The Neuro

Stouffville 23-year-old pens children’s book on the gut-brain connection – YorkRegion.com
“When 23-year-old Stouffville native Shania Bhopa was younger she really struggled with digestive issues. In her first year at McMaster University …”
TAGS: gut-brain connection, digestion, McMaster University

Montreal woman starts fundraiser to help solve mysterious medical disorders | CTV News
CTV News Montreal
“But lymphoma wasn’t what she had. Eventually she came across Dr. Donald Vinh, who researches genetic disorders at the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: medical disorders, genetics, rare disease, McGill University Health Centre