Daily Media Digest February 20, 2020

U of T and Sunnybrook virologists work on tools to combat coronavirus outbreak
“U of T and Sunnybrook virologists work on tools to combat coronavirus … of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: coronavirus, infectious disease

A Q&A with Dr. Phyllis Billia
Toronto Life
“Dr. Phyllis Billia is a cardiologist, heart failure specialist, and Director of Research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Co-Director of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre biobank.”
TAGS: cardiology, Heart Month

U of S researchers to help boost farmer incomes, deal with climate change in Bangladesh
CTV News
““It is an important market and from a Canadian perspective we already have a good relationship with them and we want to build on that for the long term,” Stephen Visscher, director of strategic partnerships and COO of the institute, told CTV News.”
TAGS: climate change, food security

Prospects of new treatments for diabetes through metabolic products of the intestinal flora
McGill Newsroom
“In 2019, Diabetes Canada reported that one in three Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes. This disease, whose prevalence continues to rise, …”
TAGS: diabetes, gut health

Are cleaning products safe for kids? SFU study looks into asthma risk of frequent exposure
CTV News
“New research suggests frequent exposure to common … Lead author Jaclyn Parks, a health sciences graduate student at Simon …”
TAGS: asthma, pediatric health