Daily Media Digest October 24, 2022

Groundbreaking cancer screening research detects brain tumours in blood
TMU News
“Researchers from TMU and St. Michael’s Hospital can detect brain tumour content using blood samples. Called a liquid biopsy, this could transform how cancers are screened in the future.”
TAGS: cancer biomarkers, biopsies, artificial intelligence, Toronto Metropolitan University

UCalgary researchers supercharge brain stimulation by repurposing an antibiotic
University of Calgary News
“Promising findings for new method to improve results of brain stimulation for people with major depressive disorder.”
TAGS: transcranial magnetic stimulation, major depressive disorder, mental health, University of Calgary

Tiny antibodies could help treat an aggressive type of breast cancer
“GlycoNet researchers have developed specialized nanobodies that could enable the immune system to fight triple-negative breast cancer more effectively.”
TAGS: breast cancer, immunology, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, GlycoNet

Canada must act to prevent growth of drug-resistant infections
Policy Options
“A silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance has received the attention of a G7 summit and several federal strategies. It’s time to act.”
TAGS: antimicrobial resistance, Canadian Antimicrobial Innovation Coalition, BD Canada

New Simon Fraser University research could help prepare for COVID-19 variants

CityNews Ottawa
“Researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU) say gene data can be used to better prepare for virus subvariants, like COVID-19.”
TAGS: virus subvariants, COVID-19, gene forecasting, Simon Fraser University

BC Children’s ranks #5 best pediatric hospital in world, says Newsweek
BC Children’s Hospital
“BC Children’s Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the 2023 World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list.”
TAGS: pediatric healthcare, specialized healthcare, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children’s Hospital