Daily Media Digest January 8, 2021

The Science Behind a Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine

“VIDO-InterVac, now renamed simply VIDO (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization) operating out of the University of Saskatchewan, has been …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, innovative research, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Fact check: How accurate are PCR tests for the novel coronavirus?
CTV News
“Public Health Ontario reported last August that it had found a false positive testing rate of less than 0.01 per cent. “If you have a positive test, there’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, PCR tests, University of Manitoba, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant
CTV News
“The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.”
TAGS: vaccine, infectious disease, vaccine, COVID-19, Pfizer

UBC student’s project translates COVID-19 information to world’s Indigenous languages
“A lot of times we know there is systemic barriers in place, there’s inequities in the health-care system that are causing these issues in a lot of indigenous …”
TAGS: COVID-19, Indigenous languages, public health, infectious disease

Statins May Shield Hearts From Damage Caused by Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Technology Networks
“New research from UHN’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) shows … of the paper and a cardiologist at the PMCC and Women’s College Hospital.”
TAGS: heart health, chemotherapy, cancer, University Health Network

Two McGill-led brain cancer studies among top 10 discoveries in Quebec for 2020
McGill Reporter
“Kevin Petrecca, a neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) of McGill University; and …”
TAGS: brain cancer, innovative research, SickKids Research Institute, The Neuro, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Review of Bipolar Disorders Confirms Early Diagnosis and Treatment Can Improve Patient Quality …
Canada NewsWire
“… Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network. In addition to his recent publication of this article, Dr. McIntyre has published …”
TAGS: bipolar disorder, mental health, early diagnosis, University Health Network