Daily Media Digest June 15, 2021

How Canada rose to the top for 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine
“… a long period of time,” said Jason Kindrachuk, an assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in emerging viruses at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, vaccination, public health, University of Manitoba, University Health Network

Phase III North American Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatment begins after FDA & Health Canada …
Financial Post
“I’ve been impressed to see that Canada’s clinical research expertise and infrastructure can be scaled quickly to meet the challenges of this pandemic.
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, treatment, innovative research, RI-MUHC

AI outperforms humans in creating cancer treatments, but doctors may not always trust it
“The impact of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) for radiation cancer therapy in a real-world clinical setting has been tested by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers in a unique study involving physicians and their patients.”
TAGS: cancer, artificial intelligence, radiation therapy, University Health Network

A rare look at living human brain tissue reveals a high degree of cellular diversity.
“Everyone’s brain is unique, but are brains unique combinations of similar building blocks, or are the building blocks themselves—the brain cells—also unique? A study by UHN’s Krembil Brain Institute and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found a remarkably high degree of diversity of human brain cells.”
TAGS: brain tissue, neuroscience, cellular diversity, UHN, CAMH

New website hopes to make finding the right mental health care for kids and youth easier
CTV News
“1Call1Click.ca is a new service that hopes to make finding the right mental health care for kids and youth a lot easier. The service was launched by the Kids Come First Health Team, which coordinates more than 20 organizations offering mental health and addiction care for children, youth, and their families in eastern Ontario.”
TAGS: mental health, children and youth health, access to care, CHEO

Trying to catch some zzzs? Make sure you’re in the right position
Toronto Star
“…explains Azadeh Yadollahi, a scientist at the University Health Network’s KITE, a rehabilitation research institute, and an assistant professor at the …”
TAGS: sleep, aging, mental health, University Health Network

Lucid Psycheceuticals Announces Exclusive License to Develop Cutting-Edge Neurodegenerative …
Financial Post
“… Toronto Western hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.”
TAGS: neurodegeneration, innovative research, collaboration, UHN