Daily Media Digest April 1, 2020

The parking lot hand-off that could mean ‘millions of masks’ for people fighting COVID-19

“McMaster’s ‘sweet spot’. Preston said the university is looking for two things in a manufacturing partner — the ability to produce at a volume that will …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge
“Roche Canada is committed to working in partnership with our Canadian community to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To move this forward, we have established the Roche Canada COVID-19 Innovation Challenge – a funding program to support our community in bringing forward innovative ideas to address some of the biggest challenges and issues of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
TAGS: funding, COVID-19, public health, innovative research

London, Ont., researchers to study hydroxychloroquine’s potential to prevent, treat coronavirus

The crisis fund will focus on urgent clinical trials but will also support equipment and care and comfort items for patients, health-care staff and volunteers.
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Warning: Claims of Stem Cell Treatments for COVID-19 Unfounded and Misleading
HRI Portal
“In recent weeks, a number of claims have been made that stem cells can be used as a treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Globally, there is no clinically tested and government approved stem cell-based treatment for COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Gairdner Foundation recognizes Dr. Guy Rouleau with prestigious award

McGill Newsroom
“… of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, has made critical discoveries in the field of genetics and neurological disease. He has …”
TAGS: genetic research, open science, Gairdner Foundation Award

COVID-19 study reveals Canadians heeding public health advice

““It’s important that governments in Canada and Canadians themselves have access to detailed and timely research that can help everyone respond …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Health-care workers say thank you for nightly applause

CTV News
“Staff members at Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency department posted a message to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Instagram account on Friday …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, community support

York study examines link between mattering and depression in students

University Affairs
“How a sense of mattering affects student well-being is the subject of a recently published study out of York University, led by Gordon L. Flett, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

University researcher uses virtual reality to fight COVID-19

CTV News
“Laurentian University President Robert Hache adds they’ve been making every effort to continue research projects including those aimed at …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health,virtual reality

UBC researchers warn of dangers of air pollution during COVID-19 outbreak

UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… professor of medicine and Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease at UBC, and Dr. Sarah Henderson, associate …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, air pollution, lung health

Eight U of T researchers receive federal grants for COVID-19 projects

“To address such questions, mathematicians like Murty take into account numerous variables involved in the spread of a disease, including the age, occupation or pre-existing health conditions of an individual.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health