Daily Media Digest February 11, 2021

Clinical trials start in Halifax for USask’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate
“Clinical trials have begun for another Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday.”
TAGS: COVID-19, clinical trial, public health, infectious disease, vaccine, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Stopping the next pandemic before it begins: Why Royal Ontario Museum’s bat collection could be …
CTV News London
“Researchers at Western University in London, Ont. are hoping to use frozen bat tissue and droppings to develop a bank of ready-made vaccines to …”
TAGS: pandemic, public health, vaccine development, Western University

UCalgary researcher joins national clinical trials network to address COVID-19 pandemic
UCalgary News
“Network aims to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients, and generate research to inform future pandemic response. Author. O’Brien Institute for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, clinical trials, University of Calgary

Solving the problem of antimicrobial resistance requires greater social science collaboration
Research Money Inc.
“Although often considered only a medical problem, antimicrobial resistance is an evolutionary challenge accelerated by social, cultural and economic factors that lead to the misuse, overuse and abuse of life-saving antimicrobial medicines.”
TAGS: antimicrobial resistance, social science, collaborative research, York University

Collaboration in Pursuit of a Future Without ALS: $1 Million Invested in ALS Research
HRI Portal
“That is why, together, the Brain Canada Foundation and ALS Canada are excited to invest $1 million toward eight research teams through the 2020 Discovery Grant Program. By fuelling scientific discovery and furthering our understanding of ALS, these grants will enable ALS researchers across Canada and around the world to collaborate on leading-edge projects that will one day have a positive impact on people living with ALS and their families, bringing hope for a future without the disease.”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, ALS research, ALS Canada

Webinar Summary: Pain and FASD
“Over half of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) report having a high pain tolerance, while approximately 30% report having a low pain tolerance.”
TAGS: pain, FASD, low pain tolerance, CanFASD

Wear red for women’s heart health
Vancouver Coastal Health
“Dr. Sedlak, who leads the advocacy committee for the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance, hopes that by wearing red, people will spark conversations with their friends, family and colleagues about women’s heart health.”
TAGS: women’s health, heart health, angiogram, Vancouver Coastal Health