Daily Media Digest April 24, 2020

McMaster researchers use additional funding to study how COVID-19 impacts people differently
““We are pleased to support McMaster University to further our understanding of COVID-19 at this critical time,” said Mark Mitchell, chair of the Weston …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Western and McMaster team up for study on new ways to treat first responders with PTSD
“A joint study by researchers at Western and McMaster universities on a new … of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health research, PTSD

‘We’re really at a tipping point’: COVID-19 brings research into other medical conditions to a …
“Brad Wouters is executive vice-president of Science and Research at Toronto’s University Health Network, Canada’s largest academic hospital.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, health research

Stem Cell Network Announces $675,000 for Three Canadian-led COVID-19 Research Projects
HRI Portal
“The Stem Cell Network (SCN), Canada’s national leader in stem cell and regenerative medicine research, announced today the funding of three new research projects that will contribute to the global response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, as part of the Government of Canada’s support of a national medical and research strategy to fight COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

U of T plays leading role in effort to develop COVID-19 treatment from recovered patients’ blood …
“… department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine and an associate scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Trudeau pledges national medical research strategy and country-wide blood testing
“The federal government will create a medical research strategy on COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday — pledging approximately …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, blood test

University of Calgary researchers study risk of COVID-19 transmission from humans to pets
“Now, researchers at the university have created a new task force to determine if certain pets are more likely than others to contract the virus. …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) Launches COVID-19 Fund in support of Nurses Across Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”The Canadian Nurses Foundation thanks nurses across Canada – nurses who are going above and beyond the call of duty every day. Our nurse …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, frontline workers

UM research team helps develop experimental drug to prevent cardiac damage in cancer patients
UM Today (press release)
“Dr. Lorrie A. Kirshenbaum, one of the senior authors on the paper, is Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology at the University of Manitoba; …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research