Daily Media Digest Feburary 2, 2021

Saskatchewan-made COVID vaccine begins clinical trial
“Dr. Volker Gerdts, the CEO of Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac, told the Brent Loucks Show on Monday the first phase of the trial has begun with volunteers …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine trials, clinical trials, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

McMaster professor leads new study on students’ mental health and COVID-19
“An associate professor at McMaster University is leading part of an … International College Student (WMH-ICS) survey for students at McMaster.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, pandemic, McMaster University

‘We need to double down’: Infectious-disease expert Andrew McArthur on COVID-19 variants
“Please save those for the health-care workers who need them. … on when work out of Sunnybrook [Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto] and McMaster …”
TAGS: infectious disease, COVID-19, variant strains, pandemic, McMaster University, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Vaping rates double among youth in last 3 years; new study looks at why
“Centre for Addiction and Mental Health study suggests that quitting vaping may be a uniquely difficult challenge for youth to meet. about 12 hours ago.”
TAGS: vaping, lung health, respiratory health, children and youth health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

New Research Study Investigates Metformin as a Therapy to Promote Brain Repair and Reduce …
Financial Post
“Dr. Ann Yeh (The Hospital for Sick Children [SickKids], University of Toronto) is the … About the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM).”
TAGS: innovative treatment, metformin, children and youth health, Stem Cell Network, SickKids

McMaster University professor helps uncover new potential autism therapy
“A research team led by a McMaster University professor discovered a potential breakthrough therapy for autism. In studying how gene mutations …”
TAGS: autism spectrum disorder, innovative research, treatment options, McMaster University

Alternate type of surgery may prevent knee replacement
Western News
“… new research from Western University. “High tibial osteotomy is a knee surgery aimed at younger patients in the earlier stages of knee osteoarthritis.”
TAGS: surgery, knee replacement, innovative treatment, Western University

CANADA: Ottawa hospital says current standards for process of organ donation are ‘acceptable’
“A Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario-led study on the process of organ … During the dying process, study lead and CHEO’s chief of critical care … the CHEO research Institute affirmed that no one regained sustained circulation or …”
TAGS: organ donation, research, transplant, CHEO

How precision medicine and artificial intelligence can reshape cancer care
McGill Tribune
“A recent initiative by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and MEDTEQ, a major Canadian medical technology …”
TAGS: precision medicine, cancer, artificial intelligence, McGill University Health Centre