Daily Media Digest January 13, 2023

University of Manitoba teaming up with researchers in Africa to study mpox
CTV News Winnipeg
“The study has received $2.8 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the International Development Research Centre.”
TAGS: mpox, vaccine development, University of Manitoba

Global study identifies neighbourhood characteristics that promote walking & cycling
Simon Fraser University
“Study participants were between the ages of 35-70 living in more than 350 urban communities from low, middle and high-income countries as classified by the World Bank.”
TAGS: physical inactivity, fitness, Simon Fraser University

Generative AI Produces COVID-19 Treatments Patented by Drug Discovery Tech Startup Variational AI
“Generative AI for drug discovery startup Variational AI has filed two provisional patents for medicine to treat COVID-19. Variational AI’s…”
TAGS: COVID-19, drug discovery, innovative research, Variational AI

Doctors treat kid’s brain tumour with help of ultrasound
CTV News
“It’s the start of a groundbreaking clinical trial at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children that researchers …”
TAGS: pediatric health, cancer research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children

Manitoba’s low bivalent vaccine uptake worries health-care experts as XBB.1.5 variant spreads
“A health-care worker prepares a dose of Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 … of the virus that causes the illness now spreading in Canada and the U.S..”
TAGS: bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, public health system, University of Manitoba