Daily Media Digest February 3, 2023

Researchers identify CLDN5 variants as the genetic cause of rare neurogenetic syndrome
“A research team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has identified variants in the gene known as CLDN5 as the genetic cause of a rare neurogenetic syndrome.”
TAGS: rare diseases, genetic sequencing, innovative research, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

New EEG procedure accurately measures distress caused by tinnitus
Western University
“Researchers discover new way to understand and diagnose patients experiencing ringing in the ears …”
TAGS: tinnitus, hearing loss, electroencephalography (EEG), Western University

Ontario Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Health Research
“Each year, Research Infosource Inc. releases a list of the Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada, which is determined by total research spend by …”
TAGS: Baycrest, Bruyère, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Royal, University Health Network, Women’s College Hospital

Championing an under-recognized factor affecting women’s heart health
University Health Network
“The purpose of our research is to understand the best way to reach at-risk women; promote awareness and screening; and understand the optimal time to deliver education and prevention strategies …”
TAGS: pregnancy, gestational diabetes, cardiovascular health, University Health Network

New AHS chair will bring Indigenous perspectives to health research and policy
University of Alberta
“As the new Alberta Health Services Chair in Indigenous Health, U of A professor Jessica Kolopenuk brings a strong background in shaping science policy to better serve Indigenous communities in Canada.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, Canadian research, Alberta Health Services, University of Alberta