Daily Media Digest January 24, 2024

Minimally invasive treatment is helping people with uncontrollable shaking caused by neurological disease
The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)
“For people with uncontrollable tremor, the simple act of drinking a glass of water, eating, or turning the page of a book can be impossible. Deep brain stimulation is a common treatment, but it involves opening up the brain and longer recovery times …”
KEYWORDS: brain health, innovative research, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

Grant to boost search for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
University of Windsor
“However, prolonged cellular stress and activation leads to cell death and subsequent brain atrophy. To develop targeted medication or gene therapy, his team will engineer a viral vector that will control the …”
KEYWORDS: Alzheimer’s disease, funding, neurodegenerative disease, University of Windsor

New research suggests chronic pain is different for males and females
University of Alberta
“Understanding sex differences in how pain develops and resolves in mice could one day lead to new, targeted treatments in humans, says researcher.”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, pain management, women’s health, University of Alberta

Canadians unhappy with publicly funded mental health, substance use services, survey finds
CTV News
“The survey found a staggering majority of Canadians (90 per cent) believe finding and getting timely mental health treatment is important and that provinces should hire more mental health care providers (83 per cent) …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, substance use and addiction, Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), Mental Health Research Canada

CCS Data Transformation Grants | Submission opens Jan. 24, 2024
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
“The intent of this program is to engage and bring together the data community and support pilot projects or implementation of successful pilot initiatives, that have the potential to solve issues in cancer data. CCS will promote innovations that have the potential to be instrumental in improving cancer data in Canada, ultimately leading to more equitable and timely access to innovative and affordable, high-quality cancer care.”