Daily Media Digest March 28, 2023

Women’s College Hospital Researcher Discovers New Hereditary Breast Cancer Gene
Women’s College Hospital
“Groundbreaking research has identified a genetic mutation strongly linked to breast cancer …”
TAGS: breast cancer, genetic mutation, Canadian research, Women’s College Hospital

Stigma and Stereotyping of Veterans who May Benefit from a Psychiatric Service Dog: A Test of the Stereotype Content Model and Weiner’s Attribution-Affect-Action Model
Journal of Veterans Studies
“Stigma can also lead to the activation of stereotypes and discrimination. Increasingly, veterans are relying on psychiatric service dogs (PSDs) to aid in managing their PTSD and comorbid SUD.”
TAGS: service animals, veteran health, Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Gender-Specific Adversities
Neuroscience News
“A new study identified sex-specific differences in neurodevelopment and health-related disorders in children who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb.”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental impairment, health research, CanFASD Research Network

How Canada can prevent a future Moderna from slipping away
Policy Options
“To get a share of knowledge economy prosperity, Canada must develop a stronger ecosystem fostering investment, commercialization and growth.”
TAGS: vaccine development, stem cell therapeutics, MaRS Discovery District, adMare BioInnovations

McMaster scientist wins prestigious award for superbug research
Brighter World
“McMaster University’s Lori Burrows is the recipient of a major national award for her research into drug-resistant infections, a global health crisis that kills more than one million people every year.”
TAGS: drug-resistant infections, innovative research, antimicrobial resistance, McMaster University

Schulich PhD student aims to harness the opportunities of exosomes
University of Calgary
“For example, exosomes produced by cancer cells have been found to have special cancer-related signatures, which, if isolated, could provide a new way to diagnose cancers.”
TAGS: cancer research, stem-cell therapy, neurodegeneration, University of Calgary