Daily Media Digest January 11, 2023

A new phase in prostate cancer research
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre have discovered that prostate cancer cells use a property in the androgen receptor to enhance the production and spread of the disease.”
TAGS: prostate cancer, innovative research, cancer therapies, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Obesity linked to macular degeneration
UdeM Nouvelles
“Canadian researchers find that being overweight can make the cells of people’s immune system destructive to their eyes as they age.”
TAGS: obesity, macular degeneration, immune system, Université de Montréal

Western research leads to new understanding of how HIV hides itself in the body
Western News – Western University
“Schulich Medicine & Dentistry professor Stephen Barr says the study has identified a new player in the integration of the HIV genome into the …”
TAGS: HIV latency, human genome, Western University, University of Ottawa

Nurse practitioners play major role in caring for patients with blood diseases
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… continues to rely on nurse practitioners for ongoing care at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC).”
TAGS: nurse practitioners, blood diseases, patient perspective, Hamilton Health Sciences

Cutting-edge addiction and mental health services draws physician to Waypoint
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
“The opportunity to work for a cutting-edge program in mental health and addictions care, and work collaboratively in a growing addictions program is really attractive and challenging during a time of great need for such services …”
TAGS: mental health, addiction and substance use, virtual care, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Year in Review – Michener’s Top Stories from 2022
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
“From the ways Michener adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to how our students and alumni have had a profound impact on patient care, and …”
TAGS: virtual healthcare, medical imaging, Canadian research, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN