Daily Media Digest December 18, 2020

U of S researchers working on device that removes COVID-19 virus from air
“The U of S team, which consists of engineers as well as personnel from VIDO-Intervac, have designed the system in a lab using a “surrogate” virus …”
TAGS: COVID-19, virus, air quality, University of Saskatchewan

Oncologist fears ‘tsunami of cancer’ after COVID-19 lockdowns limited screening
“Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, fears ‘a tsunami’ of cancer is about to hit. (University Health Network ) …”
TAGS: COVID-19, lockdown, cancer, cancer screening, University Health Network

Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain
McGill Reporter
“… mediated by the default network brain regions,” says Nathan Spreng from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University, …”
TAGS: loneliness, mental health, social isolation, The Neuro

‘Triple exposure’ to peanuts may reduce allergy risk in children, study finds
CTV News
“Researchers at the University of Manitoba and McMaster University – published last week in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and …”
TAGS: allergy, peanut allergy, children and youth health, McMaster University, University of Manitoba

McMaster alumnus gives $10M to fund university’s allergy research
“A former McMaster alumnus has given the university $10 million to fast-track research into a cure for allergies through treatment and prevention.”
TAGS: allergy, innovative research, new treatment, McMaster University

U of O student researching cancer killing viruses wins outstanding innovation award
The Fulcrum
“… at the U of O’s faculty of medicine’s department of biochemistry, microbiology and immunology and at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).”
TAGS: cancer, innovative treatment, award, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute