Daily Media Digest January 8, 2020

‘Virtual biopsy’: Thunder Bay researcher helps develop new PET-scan technique to find breast cancer
He co-founded the company with Canada Research Chair professor Alla Reznik in February 2016. CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices|About …

University of Saskatchewan, ZYUS Life Sciences to study marijuana’s effect on mental health
The GrowthOp
ZYUS Life Sciences is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan to take a closer look at how cannabis derivatives can improve mental health.

$9-million Grant To Tackle Chronic Pain in Adolescents
Technology Networks
“This is the first pediatric study of this magnitude,” says project co-investigator Jennifer Stinson, professor in U of T’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of …

Size, shape and charge matter when it comes to nanoparticle drug delivery, new Concordia …
Concordia University News
… PhD student and professor, respectively, from the McGill University Health Centre’s Medical Physics Unit, and Christine DeWolf, professor and chair …

Research defines meaningful activity for people with Alzheimer’s disease
Folio – University of Alberta
University of Alberta researchers conducted a study published in Aging and Mental Health in which, for the first time, people with Alzheimer’s disease …

VADA program opens door to growing career possibilities in health data translation
UM Today (press release)
The Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) program, a collaboration between the University of Manitoba and University of Victoria, does just …

Evidence grows for iron deficiency screening in childhood
SickKids NewsroomTwo recent studies from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto are adding to mounting evidence that Canadians would benefit from more screening for iron deficiency in early childhood.

Good Thinking: AI Can Help Doctors Spend More Time With Their Patients
GE ReportsThey are increasingly harnessing artificial intelligence (AI), or brilliant computer algorithms that glean insights and efficiencies from those reams of data. Goyen is especially excited that AI is freeing up doctors to spend more time on sophisticated patient care.