Daily Media Digest January 9, 2023

Variational AI Files Two US Provisional Patents for Potential COVID-19 Drug Created by Generative AI
Variational AI
“The filing of these patents is a concrete milestone not just for Variational AI, but for the applicability of generative AI to the domain of drug discovery …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, drug discovery, Variational AI, adMare BioInnovations

Healthcare crises affect how survivors of sexual assault seek help
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“We found a significant increase in rates of ED encounters for sexual assault in the two months leading up to the pandemic, potentially due to increasing stress in society.”
TAGS: healthcare crises, sexual assault, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, ICES

How do you tell a relative with dementia they need to stop driving?
The Toronto Star
“… acting head of geriatric psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “And although there are a lot of differences between people, …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Baycrest, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Pediatric pressures highlight need for right sizing of child & youth health system
Hamilton Health Sciences
“McMaster Children’s Hospital is doing everything possible to care for more children and youth than ever before, largely because of a surge in respiratory viruses.”
TAGS: pediatric health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, SickKids

A promising new way to prevent HIV infections
Times Chronicle
“A British Columbia-led research group is paving the way for a landmark … last December but has not yet been submitted to Health Canada.”
TAGS: HIV medication, PrEP, Western University, Canadian Institutes of Health Research