Daily Media Digest June 16, 2023

New imaging technique captures COVID-19’s impact on the brain
University of Waterloo
“The novel technique might also be able to detect breast and prostate cancers …”
TAGS: cancer, medical imaging, COVID-19, University of Waterloo, Baycrest, Sunnybrook Hospital

New 3D-printed, open-source walker breaks borders for life-long mobility
Western News – Western University
“Innovation allows people to manufacture their own customizable mobility device, which costs significantly less than commercial model.”
TAGS: accessibility, mobility device, medtech, Western University

Will I be on dialysis forever? New calculator could help kidney disease patients
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“With the aim of tackling honeybee decline, researchers at Western University have shown certain probiotic bacteria can be used to help ward off …”
TAGS: kidney disease, dialysis, clinical research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Combining cancer-targeting virus therapy with radiation to fight brain cancer works better than either treatment on its own: study
University of Alberta
“Research in mice points to potential new immune-based combination therapies for hard-to-treat cancers.”
TAGS: cancer, brain cancer, innovative research, University of Alberta

McMaster clinician co-authors international consensus statement on the management of concussion in sport
McMaster University
“A group of more than 100 international experts, including McMaster University clinician Laura Purcell, has updated existing recommendations on treating athletes with concussion.”
TAGS: concussion, brain health, health care, McMaster University