Daily Media Digest May 5, 2023

UM scientist develops innovative strategy to combat childhood brain cancer
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“… age of 20 and medulloblastoma is the most common childhood brain malignancy,’ said Sharif, who is a Canadian Cancer Society Emerging Scholar.”
TAGS: brain cancer, pediatric health, Canadian research, University of Manitoba

Researchers discover new gene variant causing inherited lung disease in Inuit
CHEO Research Institute
“The newly discovered gene variant could contribute to high rates of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Inuit populations.”
TAGS: lung disease, respiratory health, CHEO Research Institute, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Why studying maternal health matters
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“… Historically in terms of medical research the view has been that females are just males with ovaries,’ says lead author CAMH Senior Scientist.”
TAGS: maternal health, mental health, pregnancy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Banting Discovery Awardee Discovers New Therapeutic Approach for HIV-1 Treatment: INRS Team Identifies a Key Metabolic Advantage for Immune Cells
Banting Research Foundation
“Researchers from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have made a significant breakthrough in finding a therapeutic approach to restore the effectiveness of immune cells in people infected with HIV-1.”
TAGS: antiretroviral therapy, immunology, Banting Research Foundation

Osteoporosis & sleeping well
Osteoporosis Canada
“Osteoporosis can affect the quality and quantity of our sleep. Sleeping positions that used to be comfortable may now cause us discomfort or not give us adequate support.”
TAGS: osteoporosis, spine alignment, sleeping, Osteoporosis Canada

Making Waves: promoting the best outcomes for families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum – Britney Benoit honoured with early career/emerging researcher award
Nova Scotia Health
“Not only does her research ensure that parents are supported in feeding and caring for their new baby, but it is also an important way of recognizing the powerful role they play as partners in the health of their children.”
TAGS: pregnancy, early career researcher, Canadian research, Nova Scotia Health