Daily Media Digest July 17, 2023

Tiny sensors have a big impact on cancer detection
Toronto Metropolitan University
“A new leading-edge cancer detection process has been developed by a team from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and Unity Health Toronto, using their patented quantum sensors and machine learning technology.”
TAGS: cancer, artificial intelligence, innovative research, Toronto Metropolitan University

Low muscle mass could make people more vulnerable to COVID, study suggests
University of Alberta
“In a review of several studies, the researchers found that abnormalities in body composition were prevalent in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, recovery and rehabilitation, University of Alberta

University of Calgary-led study says concussions don’t affect kids’ intelligence
The Toronto Star
“A University of Calgary-led study has some positive news for parents whose children have suffered concussions, finding kids’ intelligence is not affected by the brain injury.”
TAGS: pediatric health, intelligence, brain injury, University of Calgary

Two CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes for RI-MUHC researcher
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“For Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, health outcomes research begins with meaningful patient partnership …”
TAGS: award, respiratory health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Updated COVID-19 vaccines recommended for fall boosters, Canada’s vaccine advisers say
“One Canadian study, for instance, suggests protection against infection from two doses of the Pfizer vaccine spikes when the first and second …”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)

Research Impact and Employment Success Propel University of Windsor to Top Ranks
University of Windsor
“The University of Windsor has ranked among the top universities in Canada for its continued commitment to academic excellence and research impact.”
TAGS: research and innovation, Canadian research, University of Windsor