Daily Media Digest February 8, 2024

UCalgary research boosts understanding of common heart rhythm disorder
University of Calgary
“A collaborative research team, led by Dr. Robert Rose, PhD, a professor in the departments of Cardiac Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology at the Cumming School of Medicine, has been working tirelessly to …”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular health, Canadian research, University of Calgary

New eye drug may someday help diabetic patients
Université de Montréal
“Scientists have developed an experimental medication called UBX1325, or foselutoclax, that shows promise in treating macular edema.”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, vision, Université de Montréal

Immune response, not acute viral infections, responsible for neurological damage, McMaster researchers discover
Brighter World – McMaster University
“Our evidence suggests that it’s not the virus itself that causes the damage, but a unique population of T cells which are part of the immune system, that are actually responsible for the damage.”
KEYWORDS: brain health, infectious disease, McMaster University

Fitness tracker for the brain
University of Waterloo
“Waterloo-based deep tech startup AdHawk Microsystems recently launched MindLink Air™, everyday glasses that can read its wearer’s eye health and cognitive state using research-grade, camera-free eye-tracking technology.”
KEYWORDS: medtech, mental health, University of Waterloo

Sunnybrook researchers awarded $4M in CIHR Fall 2023 Project Grants competition
Sunnybrook Hospital
“Researchers at SRI have been awarded over $4M in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) September 2023 Project Grants …”
KEYWORDS: funding, health care, Sunnybrook Research Institute