Daily Media Digest January 16, 2023

Brain ‘prototypes’ help us navigate new environments, study shows
York University
“A new review paper that examines how the brain forms lasting memories of spatial environments, and how those representations change …”
TAGS: neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Baycrest Health Sciences, York University

Found: a protective probiotic for ALS
UdeM Nouvelles
“Scientists at the CRCHUM find that a bacterium called Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 prevents neurodegeneration in the C. elegans worm used to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…”
TAGS: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), neurodegeneration, Université de Montréal

Supporting pediatric care in a time of need
University of Waterloo
“I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support that Waterloo School of Pharmacy has provided us. Pediatric care is in a time of true need, and they have answered the call …”
TAGS: pediatric health, respiratory viruses, CHEO, University of Waterloo

When a heart won’t start, some defibrillation strategies work better than others
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“For the first time we have real data that these different defibrillation strategies used by paramedics can improve patient outcomes after cardiac arrest.”
TAGS: cardiac arrest, heart and metabolic disease, clinical trials, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Early cancer detection startup raises £3m
“Eka Ventures led the investment for Oxford Cancer Analytics, which is pioneering blood-based liquid biopsy tests for early cancer detection.”
TAGS: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, cancer detection, blood tests