Daily Media Digest January 26, 2021

Blood thinners could ease COVID-19 load on critical care units, Manitoba-led global study finds

“Dr. Ryan Zarychanski of the University of Manitoba says this study is important not only for its findings, but because the province was ‘able to lead a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, public health, blood thinners, University of Manitoba

Lack of manufacturing facilities slowed COVID-19 vaccine development in Sask., VIDO CEO says
“Workers in Saskatoon are expanding the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) facility at the University of Saskatchewan. (CBC).”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, public health, innovative research, VIDO, University of Saskatchewan

Initiatives help young people struggling with mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic
CTV Toronto
“Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Joanna Henderson is the executive director of Ontario Youth Wellness Hubs. They provided free mental health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, youth health, pandemic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Grad students use infectious disease know-how during pandemic
UM Today
“Graduate students drive research at the University of Manitoba, there’s no question about that. They’re the main mechanism, the main energy and the …”
TAGS: pandemic, infectious disease, early career researchers, University of Manitoba

JDRF Canada Has a Plan of Attack to Defeat the Monster That Burdens 300000 Canadians JDRF …
Financial Post
““The launch of our $100M Campaign to Accelerate is monumental in the lives of Canadians living with type 1 diabetes,” says Dave Prowten, President …”
TAGS: diabetes, juvenile diabetes, chronic disease, JDRF

New training to help physicians take on opioid crisis
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“… associate dean of professional development at Queen’s University’s faculty of health … Contributors from Queen’s were consultants and contractors.”
TAGS: opioid crisis, mental health, at-risk population, Queen’s University

UOttawa startup gets $4M funding boost for technology that curbs ‘freezer burn’ in stem cell tissue
Ottawa Business Journal
“Scientists have been freezing cells and tissues for decades to preserve them for research into therapies for a wide range of diseases, explained Ben, …”
TAGS: stem cell, medical technology, preservation