Daily Media Digest January 9, 2020

The next generation: Meet four of Canada’s latest Rhodes scholars
The Globe and Mail
“One worked on technologies to improve the lives of trans people. Another examined nutrition challenges in Northern Canada. Now, they’re among the 11 Canadians selected to spend two years at the University of Oxford”
TAGS: Rhodes scholars, young investigators, innovation

Living with Lupus
University Health Network
“Krembil researchers have studied lupus for half a century. They’re now looking at new ways of treating, and potentially stopping, this debilitating disease.”
TAGS: Lupus, chronic illness, innovative treatments

The climate crisis is our biggest public health threat

“Jane Philpott is a medical doctor and former Member of Parliament. From 2015 to 2019, she served as federal Minister of Health, Minister of […]”
TAGS: Climate change, community health, wellness

Seeking a synaptic solution to Parkinson’s disease
e-Parkinson Post
“Dr. Hideto Takahashi, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, has pointed to a protein called neurexin as a key contributor to neurodegenerative disease.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, neurodegenerative disease, neurexin

Stretchy, skin-like sensors developed by U of T researchers bring a human touch to wearable tech
“Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of […]”
TAGS: innovative technologies, health technology

Program addresses stigmas surrounding dementia

Vernon Morning Star
“Summerland residents living with dementia are being encouraged to go public in an effort to change hearts and minds and tackle the ongoing […]”
TAGS: dementia, aging and health, stigma

So, how are you feeling today?

The Sudbury Star
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has provided a $1.5 million grant over the next five years to the program aimed at improving Indigenous […]”
TAGS: mental health, Indigenous health, children and youth health