Daily Media Digest July 15, 2020

How e-learning helps in the fight against COVID-19
The Star
“The Michener Institute has been using digital education to fast-track graduates and redeploy health professionals to the frontlines.”
TAGS: COVID-19, e-learning, digital education

Experts must track mutating COVID-19 to develop effective vaccine: UM study
UM Today
“The study’s lead author Dr. Carlos Farkas, a postdoctoral researcher in pharmacology and therapeutics in the Max Rady College of Medicine and at the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, mutation

USask Researches New COVID-19 Test
620 CKRM.com
“The University of Saskatchewan is currently researching a new way to test for COVID-19, that would utilize a less invasive method, by testing saliva.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, testing

Michener steps up to support the health care system during pandemic
“When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic this past March, the Education Leadership team at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN jumped into action to minimize the impact on staff and students.”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, public health

U of T tests show Canadian-made mask deactivates 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus
“Indeed, the coronavirus has been shown to be present and infectious on the outer layer of masks for up to seven days, according to a recent study …”
TAGS: COVID-19, personal protective equipment, public health

The hunt for a vaccine: Canadian company begins human testing of COVID-19 candidate
CTV News
“VIDO-InterVac is building a new manufacturing facility in Saskatoon, where it hopes to produce its vaccine, but Gerdts said his group is also working to …”
TAGS: vaccine development, COVID-19, innovative research

Sunnybrook researchers have developed a new way to detect hearing loss in blood
Sunnybrook Hospital
“… Sunnybrook scientists have demonstrated a way to detect hearing disorders using a … N. Koerner Hearing Regeneration Laboratory at Sunnybrook Research Institute. … Copyright © 2020 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: innovative research, hearing loss, diagnostic tool

MyndTec and University Health Network Extend Partnership focusing on advances in technology to …
Canada NewsWire
“… an award-winning Canadian medical technology company, and University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest medical research hospital, have …”
TAGS: medical technology, innovative research