Daily Media Digest July 8, 2020

Protecting cancer patients from COVID-19: World-first clinical trial tests a novel immune-boosting strategy
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“In the race to find new ways to prevent and treat COVID-19, Canadian researchers have launched an innovative clinical trial focussed on strengthening the immune system for one of the most vulnerable populations – cancer patients.”
TAGS: COVID-19, cancer, vulnerable population

London, Ont., study examines treatment for premature babies for use in COVID-19 patients
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are looking to see if a particular lipid and protein mixture currently used to help improve lung …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, pandemic

Rapidly mutating coronavirus creates risk of unreliable testing: U of Manitoba researchers
“Researchers at the University of Manitoba warn that unless scientists continually track changes in the rapidly mutating virus that causes COVID-19, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing, mutation, public health

Alberta doctor joins hundreds of scientists saying coronavirus is airborne
“University of Calgary infectious disease expert Dr. Craig Jenne says large droplets do still appear to be the dominant form of transmission.”
TAGS: COVID-19, transmission, public health

A crash course in COVID: New University of Manitoba class will explore impact of pandemic
“… to study the profound disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have inspired a new class being offered this fall at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: COVID-19, studying the pandemic

A first in Canada: New robot used for brain surgery at Halifax hospital
“Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Division of Neurosurgery (Department of Surgery) and Medtronic Canada ULC are delighted to announce the first- in- …”
TAGS: brain surgery, medical technology, neuroscience