Daily Media Digest August 18, 2021

Moderna gives bigger antibody boost than Pfizer in elderly: U of T researchers – University of Toronto
“… molecular genetics in U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTI), Sinai Health.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, antibody, senior health, aging population, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum RI

Using wastewater to track COVID-19 variants of concern around the globe – CTV News London
CTV News London
“In December of 2020, Professor Eric Arts and Assistant Professor Chris DeGroot at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, wastewater, public health, variants of concern, Western University

Immunocompromised Canadians anxiously await third COVID-19 vaccine dose – The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
“Courtesy of University Health Network. A third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine could be a significant step toward normal life for Blythe McKay. The Ottawa …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, immunocompromised patients, University Health Network, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Ontario’s move to add third booster for seniors backed by study at McMaster in Hamilton
“Two McMaster University professors say their research shows why the Ontario government is right to offer third booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, senior’s health, booster shot, McMaster University

Ottawa’s Replica Analytics using ‘synthetic data’ to ease medical researchers’ pain points …
Ottawa Business Journal
“Co-founder and CEO Khaled El Emam, an epidemiologist at the University of Ottawa and a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research …”
TAGS: synthetic data, artificial intelligence, medical research, CHEO

What to know about HPV, the most common STI | Ottawa Sun
Ottawa Sun
“… MD, an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, and a practicing clinician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: HPV, STI, women’s health, public health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Rady researchers win awards to study tumour cells, cancer care inequity – UM Today
UM Today
“Dr. Alyson Mahar and Dr. Tanveer Sharif each recently received an inaugural Emerging Scholar Award from the Canadian Cancer Society. The new awards program …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, tumor cells, University of Manitoba, Canadian Cancer Society