Daily Media Digest January 31, 2023

Study finds obesity-related neurodegeneration mimics Alzheimer’s disease
“A new study led by scientists at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University finds a correlation between neurodegeneration in obese people and Alzheimer’s disease …”
TAGS: cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)

Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Together, research activity at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) totalled $150 million in 2020-21, up from $145M the previous year.”
TAGS: cancer, stem cell research, innovative research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

COVID-19: Mental-health issues soaring among young Canadians, report says
“The report comes on the same day that the Mood Disorders Society of Canada launched a campaign to get more federal support for mental-health …”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, disability Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Colorectal cancer surgery: gut microbiota helps healing
UdeM Nouvelles
“In a promising study, Canadian researchers have shown for the first time in mice that modifying intestinal flora before surgery could reduce postoperative complications in colorectal cancer patients.”
TAGS: cancer, surgery, Canadian research, Université de Montréal

Then and Now: Dr. Sandra Black on advancing Alzheimer’s research
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
“In the timeline below, listen as Dr. Black shares her insights about the advancements she’s seen over the last several decades, what keeps her motivated, and why we might be entering a new era for Alzheimer’s disease.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia research, Sunnybrook Research Institute