Daily Media Digest July 28, 2023

CNL announces project to significantly increase production of rare medical isotope Actinium-225, a promising new weapon in the fight against cancer
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
“While it has shown incredible potential in a number of clinical trials treating late-stage prostate cancer and other diseases, the annual supply of Actinium-225 is currently very limited, which has hampered pharmaceutical research and clinical trials related to the isotope.”
TAGS: cancer, clinical trials, Canadian research, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

UdeM’s School of Psychoeducation publish results facial-expression study measuring risk of depression
Université de Montréal
“Repeatedly exposed to negative emotions, relationship professionals such as social workers, psychologists and psychoeducators are at high risk of experiencing ‘emotional contagion,’ an unconscious, automatic transmission of an emotion from one individual to another.”
TAGS: mental health, artificial intelligence, Université de Montréal

An RI-MUHC study suggests that lung development in early life has an impact on the risk of premature death
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
“People with smaller airways relative to the size of their lungs – a condition called dysanapsis – could die sooner than others.”
TAGS: respiratory health, lung cancer, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre identified way to predict likelihood of complications in patients undergoing stem cell transplants
University Health Network
“By digging deeper into the status of certain cells within the immune system, our findings reveal a new strategy to identify individuals at high risk for complications – opening the door to better, more targeted therapies …”
TAGS: cancer, stem cell transplant, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Rural Dementia Action Research memory clinic launched in Esterhazy
University of Regina
“The clinic provides assessment and management support for people with symptoms or concerns about dementia, including memory loss.”
TAGS: dementia, memory loss, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan