Daily Media Digest January 12, 2024

New study sheds light on connection between microbiome and kidney stones
Western University
“A new study from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute published in the journal Microbiome has found changes in the microbiome in multiple locations in the body are linked to the formation of kidney stones …”
KEYWORDS: microbiome, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

A roadmap for individualized malignant prostate cancer care
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Pioneering research traces the branching path of de novo metastatic prostate cancer, uncovering new management paradigms … Thanks to these tissue and blood samples, Wyatt and his team developed a roadmap of the spreading branches of cancer from the prostate.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia

UHN Decoding Rare Liver Disease – Research led by UHN accelerates the potential for new drug therapies
University Health Network
“… Hospital for Sick Children, and Western University, has published a new study in the Journal of Hepatology that gives the first-ever snapshot of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune liver disease.”
KEYWORDS: rare disease, innovative research, Hospital for Sick Children, Western University, University Health Network

U of A team uncovers new biological marker for scleroderma
University of Alberta
“Simple blood test can predict who will get severe disease and could also point the way to future treatments …”
KEYWORDS: blood test, cancer, scleroderma, University of Alberta

Sir James Dunn Foundation donates $1 million to UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative
University of New Brunswick
“The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) has received a twofold boost to its ambitious vision for excellence in health and social innovation, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Sir James Dunn Foundation.”
KEYWORDS: award, pediatric health, health research, University of New Brunswick