Daily Media Digest June 19, 2020

Promising treatments for COVID-19 advanced by Canadian scientists

The Globe and Mail
“Innovative Medicines Canada president Pamela Fralick, seen here on June 16, 2020, in Ottawa, says she’s ‘never seen the collaboration that’s …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, Canadian research

Canadian researchers to test if antiviral drug can stop COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes
“… that would be extraordinarily helpful,” Dr. Allison McGeer, a senior clinician scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, antiviral drug

How does the body fight COVID-19? U of T researcher’s work could aid vaccine development
“The science community doesn’t fully understand yet how the immune … medicine and pathobiology who is at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: immune response, COVID-19, vaccine development

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, University of Saskatchewan and Mental Health …
“Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, University of Saskatchewan and Mental Health Commission of Canada Highlight Benefits of Pets …”
TAGS: mental health, substance use, animal assisted therapy

Anxiety levels improve around COVID-19
Canadian HR Reporter
“… days when it comes to anxiety about the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a survey from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, public health, pandemic

Concussion study at Western University finds minor, repetitive hits change brains
Woodstock Sentinel Review
“It isn’t just major concussive blows but a series minor hits that can cause changes in athletes’ brains, a new study by Western University researchers …”
TAGS: concussion, TBI, innovative research, neuroscience