Daily Media Digest January 9, 2024

Study finds new roles for gut hormone GLP-1 in the brain
University of Toronto
“A research team led by Daniel Drucker, senior investigator at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and University Professor in …”
KEYWORDS: immune system, brain health, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, University of Toronto

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Canadian Thoracic Society honour Maziar Divangahi
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“The RI-MUHC researcher will receive the 2024 CIHR-ICRH/CTS Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences …”
KEYWORDS: respiratory health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Kids Brain Health Network Hosts Parliament Hill Reception Showcasing Disability Research Innovations for Child and Family Health
Kids Brain Health Network
“KBHN hosted a gathering in Ottawa, uniting MPs, political figures, and over 200 attendees at Parliament Hill’s Sir John A. MacDonald Building, fostering dialogue to enhance the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, disability, Kids Brain Health Network

Community investment: Shielding older adults from COVID-19 hospitalizations
Brighter World – McMaster University
“Bowdish, the Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity, says taking these steps will not only benefit these older adults, but also our entire …”
KEYWORDS: aging, COVID-19, Canada Research Chair, McMaster University

UM researchers receive $800 thousand investment from Research Manitoba
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“On January 2, Research Manitoba announced support for eleven early career researchers from the University of Manitoba, with a total investment of …”
KEYWORDS: funding, health research, Research Manitoba, University of Manitoba