Daily Media Digest January 15, 2020

Breast cancer imaging device researchers receive $448K grant for clinical trials
“Clinical trials are already taking place at the University Health Network-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Reznik said the results have been […]”
TAGS: breast cancer, cancer research, diagnostic imaging

Study to examine why veterans might not seek help for a moral injury

“A new study by the Lawson Health Research Institute will be the first in the world to explore why concerns about confidentiality in mental health care […]”
TAGS: veteran health, mental health, moral injuries

Chelico looking for answers at molecular level
University of Saskatchewan
“In 2019, Chelico was awarded more than $1.6 million for two separate Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) projects. Her team is investigating how a family of 11 proteins, called APOBEC enzymes, interact with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and contribute to cancer when not regulated properly.”
TAGS: molecular research, HIV, cancer research

Unique Toronto-based clinical trial reveals new subtypes of advanced pancreatic cancer
“Researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the University Health Network (UHN) have discovered detailed new information about the subtypes of pancreatic cancer.”
TAGS: pancreatic cancer, cancer research, innovative research

Suicide prevention programs need to adjust to local realities, according to new Concordia research
Concordia University News
“Equipping ordinary citizens with the ability to recognize and respond to people exhibiting suicidal behaviour is a critical tool in the field of prevention.”
TAGS: mental health, suicide prevention programs, community health

Most engineered nanoparticles enter tumours through cells – not between them, U of T researchers …

“University of Toronto researchers have discovered that an active rather than passive process dictates which nanoparticles enter solid tumours, […]”
TAGS: nanoparticle treatment, cancer research, tumour

Assistant Professor Leads Study on Women with Spinal Cord Injuries and Pregnancy
University of Toronto
“An increasing number of women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are choosing to have children, however, women with SCI have special considerations during pregnancy, particularly surrounding bladder health care and management.”
TAGS: spinal chord injury, pregnancy, maternal health, women’s health

Toronto researchers test new rehabilitation method for paralyzed patients
The Globe and Mail
“In Toronto, Cesar Marquez-Chin has a very different idea for the use of brain-machine interfaces, which use brain signals to communicate with electronic devices. He is among a small number of international researchers using a relatively low-tech form of this technology to help train people paralyzed by stroke or spinal-cord injury to move again.”
TAGS: spinal chord injury, rehabilitation, health technologies