Daily Media Digest July 2, 2020

Research Roundup: SFU researchers develop AI tool to better diagnose COVID-19 cases

The Peak
“SFU Researchers and Providence Health Care (PHC) are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to better understand how to detect COVID-19 cases. The tool …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, COVID-19, medical imaging

Online study to research impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Windsor-Essex children
CTV News
“… the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Virginia Commonwealth University to conduct an online study on how the crisis has affected children …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, children and youth health

Is it safe to play hockey? Your COVID-19 questions answered
“… Mertz, an associate professor at McMaster University and an infectious diseases physician and hospital epidemiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infection control

Nine McGill COVID-19 projects to receive CIHR funding
McGill Newsroom
“… Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Director, McGill International TB Centre, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology, and Global Health Director …”
TAGS: funding, COVID-19, public health

Ontario company claims their ultraviolet light system can kill COVID-19
CTV News
“At Montreal’s McGill University Health Centre, researchers have been testing a disinfection robot which emits high intensity ultraviolet light that zaps all …”
TAGS: COVID-19, disinfection, medical technology

The Canadian Open Parkinson Network–National Research Platform Accelerates Parkinson’s Disease Discoveries
“Parkinson Canada invites people living with Parkinson’s disease to join the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to be part of the solution to improve lives for those living with Parkinson’s and ultimately to help discover a cure.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, innovative research

Even without concussion, athletes in contact sports may have brain changes
“Researchers also found that for rugby players only, the microstructure of the brain changed between in- and off-seasons, specifically in the brain stem, which controls the flow of messages between the brain and body.”
TAGS: mental health, concussion, traumatic brain injury

Exercise can make the brain function at a level five years younger: U of C researchers
CTV News
“Participants showed similar improvement in the recall of words (2.6 per cent) and a 5.7 per cent improvement in executive functioning, similar to the expected performance in adults almost six years younger.”
TAGS: exercise, physical fitness, aging population