Daily Media Digest February 28, 2020

Empty streets unlikely should COVID-19 spread widely in BC

“… of one way public health officials can react to the COVID-19 outbreak. … Dr. Reka Gustafson, medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health.”
TAGS: public health, influenza, coronavirus

McGill University Health Centre developing new assessments to test for concussions in hockey

“Researchers from the McGill University Health Centre have developed a safe, reliable in-skate balance test for hockey players to determine if they …”
TAGS: concussion research, traumatic brain injury, assessment

Canadian veterinarians struggling with mental health issues, new study suggests

National Post
“The study, published recently in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, says veterinarians who participated in the research had …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, anxiety

How The Brain Teases Apart A Song’s Words And Music
“A team led by researchers at McGill University reported in Science Thursday that song sounds are processed simultaneously by two separate brain areas – one in the left hemisphere and one in the right.”
TAGS: neuroscience, music, stroke

New anatomy head seeks to expand research, teaching through collaboration

UM Today (press release)
“Their nationally-funded research programs were recently strengthened by the recruitment of Dr. Susan Logue, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cell …”
TAGS: anatomy, collaborative teaching, research

Altered gene linked to better outcomes of lymphoma treatment
“[…] a recent BC Cancer discovery published February 24 in Nature Medicine by BC Cancer scientists Drs. Healy, Scott and Steidl in partnership with cancer researchers across the globe have uncovered the opposite is true for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients with a specific gene mutation in their tumours.”
TAGS: cancer, genetic mutation, lymphoma