Daily Media Digest December 16, 2021

Should I get a rapid test before a holiday gathering? We answer this and your other COVID …
“”We should flood Canada with rapid tests,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto’s University Health Network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, public health, University Health Network

McMaster to study vaccine hesitancy and immune response in Indigenous communities | CBC News
“Six Nations’ health director Lori Davis Hill said research assistants will encourage people getting vaccinated to participate in the study.”
TAGS: vaccine hesitancy, immune response, COVID-19, pandemic, McMaster University

Denice Koo brings innovation and technology to health education
Ryerson University
“Koo was an early researcher using novel methodology to investigate women’s understanding of plant-based diet guidelines”
TAGS: innovative research, medical technology, Ryerson University

UBC researchers launch first-in-Canada testing program for Alzheimer’s disease
UBC Faculty of Medicine – The University of British Columbia
““This is an urgent and rapidly growing health care issue,” says principal investigator Dr. Mari DeMarco, a clinical associate professor at UBC’s …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging population

Top 10 stories from GlycoNet in 2021
“Throughout the year, GlycoNet researchers have made breakthrough discoveries and advancements, including insight into how the COVID-19 virus infects cells, creating universal donor blood, developing a way to reduce organ transplant rejection, and making strides in cancer research.”
TAGS: innovative research, COVID-19, pandemic, GlycoNet

Can fecal transplants improve treatments for deadly type of cancer? – CTV News London
CTV News London
“Pancreatic cancer is known to be a difficult form of cancer to treat, but scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) are studying new …”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, fecal transplant, Lawson Health Research Institute