Daily Media Digest November 22, 2023

Study reveals surprising link between malnutrition and rising antibiotic resistance
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR)
“… startling connections between micronutrient deficiencies and the composition of gut microbiomes in early life that could help explain why resistance to antibiotics has been rising across the globe.”
KEYWORDS: antibiotic resistance, nutrition, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), Provincial Health Services Authority, University of British Columbia

Multi-site collaboration for precision prostate cancer care
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)
“Several research teams are investigating new genome sequencing research headquartered in Vancouver to supercharge the discovery of tailored treatments.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, genetics, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

Harnessing AI to help pinpoint cancerous tumours
University of Waterloo
“Engineers from the University of Waterloo are harnessing artificial intelligence to help doctors better see and control a non-invasive cancer treatment and, in the process …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, artificial intelligence, University of Waterloo

Project adds diversity to human anatomy images
University of Windsor
“… teamed up with researchers at the University of Calgary to build a repository of illustrations and videos that better represent the diversity of humans, including people of different ages, sexes, body compositions, skin tones, and more.”
KEYWORDS: health equity, University of Windsor, University of Calgary

Results of the 2023 Master’s and PhD Research Training Awards Competition
Canadian Cancer Society
“By making a significant investment in the recruitment and training of cancer research trainees CCS hopes to strengthen the future of the cancer research ecosystem in …”
KEYWORDS: funding, innovative research, Canadian Cancer Society

Improvement project curtails risky line infections
Alberta Health Services
“Central line infections are becoming a rarity at Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Calgary, thanks to a quality improvement (QI) initiative involving both staff and family caregivers.”
KEYWORDS: patient experience, infection, pediatric health, Alberta Health Services