Daily Media Digest October 13, 2023

New Advance Shows Link Between Diabetes and Steatotic Liver Disease
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
“Published in the scientific journal Diabetes, the study sheds light on how these diseases impact each other, while identifying potential new biomarkers and targets for therapy.”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, liver disease, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal

Human-specific protein drives dynamic DNA changes in neurodegenerative conditions
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“SickKids researchers identified a protein which may be responsible for the progression of genetic conditions and present a new therapeutic target.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, neurodegenerative diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Two UM Alzheimer’s disease experts receive Alzheimer Society Research Project funding
University of Manitoba
“The lab has discovered that a decrease in the level of thioredoxin, an antioxidant protein in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains, may cause such interruption of cellular systems.”
KEYWORDS: dementia, aging, University of Manitoba, Alzheimer Society of Canada

SFU’s ImageTech Lab gains new tech ally in advancing brain research
Simon Fraser University
“New technology acquired by SFU’s ImageTech Lab—a core facility based at Surrey Memorial Hospital—is promising to help advance brain research and improve our knowledge of brain disease and injury.”
KEYWORDS: brain health, medtech, Canadian research, Simon Fraser University

Problem-solving psychiatrists: The bridge between physical and mental health
University Health Network
“… grapple with undetected or unaddressed mental health challenges, which can surface during their hospital stay and worsen their physical health.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, diagnosis, psychotherapy, University Health Network