Daily Media Digest March 5, 2020

Study in mice reveals possible new target to treat autism
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“The study is led by Dr. Li Zhang in a collaboration between Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen and her team at the Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa, and Dr. Alexandre Stewart at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.”
TAGS: Autism spectrum disorder, genetic target, translational research

Rewards apps can drive long-term change if users highly engaged: Western University researchers

“A new study out of Western University’s School of Kinesiology suggests that smartphone apps that provide small but immediate rewards for achieving …”
TAGS: rewards, physical health, motivation

U of Sask. pilot aimed at reducing opioid use looks at new model for pain management

“U of Sask. pilot aimed at reducing opioid use looks at new model for pain management. The model being piloted at the U of S will see pharmacists …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, pain management, pharmacy

Inspiring and motivating with compassion

Diabetes Canada
“Omichinski has volunteered with Diabetes Canada (formerly the Canadian Diabetes Association) for more than 20 years. She started by hosting …”
TAGS: diabetes, chronic illness

Does your risk of coronavirus exposure increase on public transit? We had a Toronto doctor …
Toronto Star
“While Dr. Alon Vaisman, an infection control physician at University Health Network, applauded the extra measures being taken by the TTC and GO …”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health

Lawson team wins $4.8M to test made-in-London genetic disease screening tool

The London Free Press
“The funding will let a team at Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of London’s hospitals, undertake three or four years of clinical …”
TAGS: genetic screening, genetic disorders, diagnostic tool

Concordia PhD candidate uses AI techniques for improved ultrasound imaging

Concordia University News
“So, I started my undergrad in biomedical engineering, and now I’m doing my PhD research on improving medical image processing for better and more …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, ultrasound imaging, innovative technologies