Daily Media Digest September 14, 2023

Discovery of protein-protein interaction lays foundation for future glioblastoma therapy
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“SickKids scientists present a novel approach to treat glioblastoma based on a newly discovered protein-protein interaction.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, pediatric health, innovative research, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Making CAR T Therapies More Accessible
“We further show that Canadian-made CAR T therapy could be cost-effective and has a much better chance of being funded than existing commercial CAR T therapies …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, innovative research, BioCanRx, Ottawa Hospital

U of C study helps kids, families stay active during cancer treatment
Global News
“A new study at the University of Calgary hopes to support kids and teens to stay active while undergoing cancer treatment.”
KEYWORDS: physical activity, cancer, pediatric health, University of Calgary

Acting fast when an epidemic hits – Using machine learning to predict short-term disease progression
University of Waterloo
“A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University have developed a method for forecasting the short-term progression of an epidemic using extremely limited amounts of data.”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, epidemic, University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University

HIV: two autopsies reveal where the virus hides
Université de Montréal
“A Canadian research team shows for the first time that HIV reservoirs are concentrated in the spleen and lymph nodes, and that they can travel throughout the body.”
KEYWORDS: HIV, medicine, Canadian research, Université de Montréal

Carleton Student Designs Award-Winning Computer Mouse for Hand Tremors
Carleton University
“Hand tremors, a main symptom of Parkinson’s Disease, is among these challenges, hindering everyday tasks such as using a computer mouse.”
KEYWORDS: Parkinson’s Disease, medtech, award, Carleton University