Daily Media Digest May 4, 2018

“Montreal, May 2, 2018. Jean-François Côté, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine, studies metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, his team uncovered a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the development of metastases in an aggressive type of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer. “
TAGS: breast cancer, IRCM, cancer, treatment, protein cells


McGill Newsroom
“To answer these questions, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University, in collaboration with researchers from University of Washington St. Louis and Yale University, analysed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from 65 patients at the …”
TAGS: early HIV treatment, brain atrophy, early screening, antiretroviral therapy


Dal News
““We know from research that’s been done that one of the reasons Indigenous health content is lacking in our programs here at Dal is because people don’t feel like they have the knowledge or background to be able to do that or don’t feel that they are the right voice to be sharing that information,” says … “
TAGS: Indigenous Health Interest Group, Dalhousie University


“A 2016 study done by neural experts at York University in Toronto reports that in some cases it can take up to two years for youth to fully recover from a concussion. Montelpare said he will sometimes drop an old computer on the floor to make his point with students. “We say, ‘Would you throw a computer …”
TAGS: concussion, study, UPEI


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“OTTAWA, May 3, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadians are being invited to take part in a national competition that will identify great new ideas to support healthy aging. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is looking for new and unique technology-based solutions that can benefit Canadians as they age.”
TAGS: healthy aging, national competition, innovation, innovative ideas, AGE-WELL


UCalgary News
“In 2013, Sanati-Nezhad was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for his PhD thesis at Concordia University, focusing on cell biomechanics. During his postdoctoral training at McGill University and Harvard Medical School, he established new technologies for cell studies and tissue modeling …”
TAGS: Canada Research Chairs, prestigious research award, University of Calgary


“Its name doesn’t exactly roll off the tip of the tongue — but it’s a piece of equipment that could play a crucial role in advancing scientists’ understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. The Leica HistoCore PEARL is a tissue-processing machine that will advance the research of many scientists, and Dr. Sultan …”
TAGS: Dalhousie researchers, Alzheimer’s, brain tissue


The Sudbury Star
“”We have 28 people waiting for this type of support,” said Andria Spindel, president and CEO of March of Dimes Canada’s non-profit housing corporation. “This grant will help to address that, and help adults from the Northeast living with acquired brain injury to live independent and engaged lives right …”
TAGS: brain injury, new clinic, Sudbury


““Whenever a baby goes into surgery you have the blood pressure going up and down,” Halifax neonatologist Souvik Mitra said in an interview in his office at the IWK Health Centre. “That affects the blood flow to the brain, that affects oxygen supply to the brain, so overall we’ve found that whenever …”
TAGS: new research, babies health, risky surgeries, IWK Health Centre


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”We are delighted with Dr. Kaushic’s well-deserved appointment and pleased to host the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity here at our university. This institute further enhances McMaster’s reputation as a centre of ground-breaking and innovative infectious disease research.” Dr. Patrick Deane”
TAGS: Dr. Charu Kaushic, new Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute, McMaster University


The Globe and Mail
“Ms. Kohse, who died in Vancouver on April 16 at the age of 59 from complications related to cancer, was the longest-living heart and double-lung transplant patient in Canada, at once a trailblazer and tireless volunteer, reaching out to CF patients and their families across Canada to give support and …”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, transplant, Colleen Kohse


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“We are aligned on our commitment to bringing greater awareness to type 1 diabetes and accelerating the pace of type 1 diabetes research,” said Dave Prowten, President & CEO of JDRF Canada. This year’s Walk event will be held in over 65 cities across the country and will include a virtual Walk led by …”
TAGS: type 1 diabetes, JDRF, Sun Life Financial, Walk to Cure, Diabetes


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“New options that improve functionality and make life simpler are incredibly important,” says Dave Prowten, CEO at JDRF. “Adherence and achieving goals are critical, so every innovation is one step forward in improving the lives of people with diabetes.” Humalog Junior KwikPen enables finer dose …”
TAGS: Eli Lily Canada, JDRF, diabetes, prefilled insulin ppen


McGill Newsroom
“Nine McGill scholars, whose expertise ranges from cosmological string theory to reducing the health burden of poverty, became Canada Research Chairs today. Another four McGill chair holders had their terms renewed. The total investment for McGill tops $9 million. Nationally, more than $158 million … “
TAGS: Nine McGill experts, Canada Research Chair, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


Business Wire (press release)
“TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) today released its latest report, ‘Use It or Lose It: Industry Solutions to Ontario’s Commercialization Gap’, with recommendations from health science company executives on how to create the conditions for the …”
TAGS: biosciences, OBIO, Report, Health Science Industry


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3, 2018 /CNW/ – An innovative new category in self-monitoring has been added to the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to Diabetes Canada, self-management of diabetes remains the cornerstone of …”
TAGS: Diabetes Self-Monitoring Systems, Abbott Diabetes Care Canada