Daily Media Digest April 9, 2020

Carleton Researchers Developing Tools to Identify and Manage COVID-19

Carleton Newsroom (press release)
“AGE-WELL’s SAM3 National Innovation Hub, a joint initiative with Carleton and Ottawa’s Bruyère Research Institute, uses “sensors and analytics for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic

McGill University researchers looking for patients to test hydroxychloroquine as treatment for …

CTV News
“… the trial at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. “The thought here in why (hydroxychloroquine) garnered a lot of attention for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic

McMaster University study tests whether survivors donating blood could treat COVID-19

“McMaster University is part of a consortium studying whether blood donated by those who have recovered from the virus can be turned into a treatment …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative treatments

Researchers at U of T, Sinai Health working on blood test to screen thousands for COVID-19 …
“… a senior investigator at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and a professor of molecular genetics at U of T. “This test is …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, blood tests

Cytokine storm: How COVID-19 patients’ immune systems may fatally turn on them

CTV News
“To achieve this, Fraser and a team of researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have been collecting daily blood …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, immune system

U of T researchers launch ICU training resource for COVID-19

“… of T, and a staff intensivist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Ryan Brydges, an associate professor in the department of medicine at U of T and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, intensive care unit

Alberta medical students help with COVID-19 contact tracing

““We have 300 students who are helping us with this contact tracing, a lot of those are from the University of Calgary and are current senior medical …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, contact tracing

Coronavirus: Toronto man who recovered from COVID-19 volunteers for research trials

“He emailed a doctor from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who was following Valleteau’s progress remotely, asked if there were any research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Queen’s University team designs easy-to-make medical ventilator

The Kingston Whig-Standard
“… which is a global contest being run by the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, ventilator