Daily Media Digest June 11, 2020

Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research
“The Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada invites applications for the Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research.”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness research, Innovative Medicines Canada

Digital app to assist northern Saskatchewan fight against COVID-19
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“University of Saskatchewan Professor Ken Coates heads the second project, which aims to explores the northern viability of a range of technologies.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, northern and rural health, virtual healthcare

Putting COVID-19 diagnostic tests to the “test” – how do they hold up?
“… SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to mutate, it is important to check the efficacy of current diagnostic tests, say York University researchers, who found seven out of 27 methods had potential sequence mismatch issues that may lead to underperforming or false-negative COVID-19 test results.”
TAGS: COVID-19, diagnostic testing, medical technology, viral mutation

How does COVID-19 impact the brain? Researchers will study MRIs from survivors to find out
“As healthcare professionals discover more about how COVID-19 affects the respiratory system, scientists suggest the virus could have potential neurological consequences in some patients.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, neurological health

What the new normal looks like this summer and beyond
Toronto Life
“… Toronto Western hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.”
TAGS: public health, COVID-19

U of T researchers to study impact of cannabis on Indigenous oral health
“… $1.5-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the impact of cannabis use on the oral health of Indigenous populations.”
TAGS: cannabis, oral health, Indigenous health

Mozart Sonata Reduces Seizure Incidence in People With Epilepsy, Suggests Study
Technology Networks
“… Western Hospital, part of University Health Network, has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy.”
TAGS: epilepsy, innovative treatments, seizure