Daily Media Digest February 8, 2023

Eye movements could be a window into brain health and function
Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute
“The ability to follow an object with one’s eyes and hands can reveal clues valuable to understanding disease and providing patient care.”
TAGS: eye disease, Canadian research, brain health, Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute

Carleton Research Partnership Aims to Develop Safe and Effective Drug Treatments
Carleton University
“The overall economic impact of this condition — defined as pain that lasts for longer than three months, sometimes for no obvious reason — is estimated at more than $1 trillion USD every year.”
TAGS: chronic pain research, drug treatments, Carleton University, Ottawa Hospital

How going dry makes an impact | Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Society
“This February people across Canada are giving up alcohol and going dry to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).  The money raised by Dry Feb funds life-saving research and supports a nationwide support system.”
TAGS: cancer treatment, innovative research, Canadian Cancer Society

Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation donates $9.2-million Cdn to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to support Multiple Myeloma research
“… announced a $9.2-million grant to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network (UHN) to support multiple myeloma research.”
TAGS: multiple myeloma, cancer research, University Health Network

Women in Science: Dr. Annalijn I. Conklin, in their words
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
“Their research focuses on the broader social-level factors, such as social ties and financial circumstances, which impact an individual’s ability to be healthy and choose healthy dietary patterns, with a particular focus on women’s health.”
TAGS: Canadian research, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

Study reveals serious cancer research gaps for Black Canadians

“There’s no data on how the 20 most common cancers in the country affect Black people, according to a new study from the University of Ottawa’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health.”
TAGS: cancer, diagnosis, discrimination, University of Ottawa