Daily Media Digest August 6, 2021

University of Manitoba led study shows promising treatment for COVID-19 patients
CTV News
“A global trial led by Winnipeg and Canadian researchers is showing promising results in treating some COVID-19 cases. Dr. Ryan …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, treatment options, University of Manitoba

Rural Ontario hit harder by alcohol during pandemic, study finds
“According to the study led by researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, fewer people in Ontario cities ended up in the emergency room …”
TAGS: pandemic, mental health, substance abuse, alcoholism, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

U of A research identifies protein linked to often-fatal inflammation in COVID-19 patients
“Elahi’s previous research has included the study of galectin-9, which is also elevated in HIV/AIDS patients. “When we tried to test this, we realized that …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative research, inflammation

Kite and Appia Bio Announce Collaboration to Research and Develop Allogeneic Cell Therapies …
“These and other risks, uncertainties and other factors are described in detail in Gilead’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, …”
TAGS: collaborative research, innovation, Gilead

New G protein inhibitor identified, with potential for cancer therapies – Research Institute of the …
“… the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may lead to the development of new classes of drugs for cancer therapies.”
TAGS: G protein, cancer, treatment options, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

Sask. professor looks at spit to evaluate Canadians’ oral health
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Sask. professor looks at spit to evaluate Canadians’ oral health … three-year study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to get a … He believes the combination of medical and demographic data will likely reveal …”
TAGS: oral health, dental, University of Saskatchewan