Daily Media Digest July 4, 2023

New insights from study could help understand long COVID better
Western News – Western University
“Western researchers find unique blood plasma protein patterns in patients with prolonged fatigue, brain fog …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, long COVID, Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute

Leading the way towards improved treatment for atrial fibrillation
McGill University Health Centre
“Always on the lookout for major developments in electrophysiology, MUHC clinical teams work closely with research teams at the RI-MUHC to offer the most innovative treatments to patients.”
TAGS: cardiac health, atrial fibrillation, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Harmful gut bacteria feed on sugars in the intestinal lining
UBC Faculty of Medicine – The University of British Columbia
“A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Children’s Hospital shows the sugar sialic acid, which makes up part of the protective intestinal mucus layer, fuels disease-causing bacteria in the gut.”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel disease, University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Co-operators awards $300,000 grant for youth mental health research at York
YFile – York University
“A $300,000 gift from Co-operators will establish an innovative research fund to enhance resilience and combat mental health struggles among youth in Canada through initiatives at York University.”
TAGS: mental health, funding, Canadian research, York University

Experts: WHO’s cancer research agency to list aspartame sweetener a possible carcinogen
McGill University
“It is important to specify that the classifications by the IARC only tells us about the hazardous nature of the chemicals rather than possible associated risks being low or high …”
TAGS: carcinogen, cancer research, aspartame, McGill University