Daily Media Digest April 8, 2020

Sinai Health researchers develop robotic system to survey for widespread exposure to COVID-19
The Globe and Mail
“With demand growing for blood tests that can reveal who may have already been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus, researchers at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto are tailoring a robotic system to process such tests on a massive scale.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

Nobel Prize winner helping create simple ventilator for mass production in Canada
CTV News
“… the University of Toronto, University Health Network and Sunnybrook Hospital released a preliminary study that suggested a “conservative scenario” …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, ventilator production

N95 decontamination research attracting worldwide interest

UM Today (press release)
“N95 decontamination research attracting worldwide interest. April 7, 2020 —. The news that UM medical researchers have been testing the possibility …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, personal protective equipment

Coronavirus: Western University launches $1-million research fund

“In a statement released Tuesday, the university says the new catalyst fund is open to a “range of projects that will help build resilience and recovery …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, research fund

Queen’s University team designs easy-to-make medical ventilator
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“A team of around 25 students and faculty members from various departments at Queen’s University has designed a working medical ventilator using …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, medical ventilator

Carleton University Therapy Dogs Offering Virtual Cheer on Instagram
Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“Photos by Ellen Tsaprailis. In mere days as a result of the pandemic, Carleton University’s campus was emptied of students, faculty, staff and, well, …”
TAGS: mental health, therapy animal

Web portal designed by U of T startup connects COVID-19 researchers with potential study …
“Two University of Toronto alumni have created a web portal to connect COVID-19 researchers with potential research study participants.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health