Daily Media Digest September 22, 2023

Gut flora of some long COVID patients is less diverse, say researchers
CTV News Montreal
“This microbiota can lead to neurological symptoms when transferred to mice genetically modified to have no intestinal flora and who had never been …”
KEYWORDS: long COVID, neurological disorder, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Study finds prescribed work breaks can counter effects of sitting
Western News – Western University
“The study’s foremost recommendation notes that longer breaks aren’t necessary to achieve significant health improvements.”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular disease, physical activity, Western University

March of Dimes Canada brings enhanced stroke recovery support to NL
Northern News
“After Stroke improves support for people impacted by stroke with a comprehensive, personalized recovery program that facilitates a seamless transition from hospital to …”
KEYWORDS: stroke, funding, patient perspective, March of Dimes Canada

Report details impact of local health research
WE-Spark Health Institute
“The WE-Spark Health Institute has grown to more than 1,000 members and in the last year hosted its first research conference, launched an app, and facilitated 21 clinical professorships.”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, health research, WE-Spark Health Institute

Preclinical Testing Techniques: Paving the Way for New Oncology Screening Approaches
VoxCell BioInnovation
“By offering a superior representation of human tissue, 3D culture platforms hold the potential to transform preclinical drug development and usher in a new era of safer and more effective cancer treatments.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, innovative research, clinical trial, VoxCell BioInnovation