Daily Media Digest May 31, 2023

Carleton researchers invent rapid saliva test that can provide early detection for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
The Toronto Star
“The new test can diagnose the difficult-to-diagnose diseases in seconds with high certainty, beating out previous invasive methods like the spinal tap.”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, rapid testing, Carleton University

Canadian researchers use AI to find a possible treatment for bacteria superbug
“A group involving McMaster University scientists have used artificial intelligence to find a treatment for Acinetobacter baumannii, a deadly …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, innovative research, clinical trial, McMaster University

New clinic at The Royal uses esketamine to treat severe depression
“A new clinic at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research is giving patients an option to seek treatment for severe depression using …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

How do we define death? Canada now has clear clinical guidelines
McGill University Health Centre
“Clinical practice surrounding the determination of death after arrest of circulation or neurologic function in Canada is now supported by new guidelines.”
TAGS: neurology, death, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Queen’s student wins national award for research about seniors in LTC
The Kingston Whig Standard
“A Queen’s University student won a national award for a project looking at the separation of elderly spouses in long-term care facilities.”
TAGS: nursing, long-term care facilities, Queen’s University

CCS and MaRS Announce Winners of Innovating for Everyone: The Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Challenge
“This unique competition called upon healthcare innovators, researchers, and organizations to develop novel strategies for the early detection of colorectal cancer in underserved communities, ultimately aiming to save lives.”
TAGS: cancer detection, funding, Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), MaRS Discovery District (MaRS)

CABHI’S Discover and Adopt (D+A) Program: Call for Organizations 2023 | Deadline June 30, 2023
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) powered by Baycrest
“The D+A program is designed to support organizations with building the skills required to introduce, implement, and sustain innovations in their own settings. Each participating organization will receive up to $150,000 CAD in funding to build their capacity to test, adopt, and procure an innovative solution.”