Daily Media Digest June 26, 2020

Health of Indigenous elders focus of Canadian Frailty Network funding
HRI Portal
“One in four older adults in Canada between the ages of 65-84 years, and one in every two, over the age of 85 are medically frail. However, the prevalence of frailty is even more dire for First Nations communities. Approximately 50 per cent of First Nations People over 65 years of age are living with frailty. This is double the national average.”
TAGS: frailty, aging population, Indigenous health

London, Ont., researchers the first to profile immune response to COVID-19
“In a world-first, researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and … “That’s the first process we want to go after and we’ve got a clinical trial …”
TAGS: immune response, COVID-19, innovative treatment

Sask. professor receives federal funding for COVID-19 research
CTV News
“Dr. Walter Siqueira, head of the Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory in the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan will lead the …”
TAGS: funding, innovative research, COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine shortages: when the enthusiasm for a potential cure affects patients
McGill Newsroom
“A new national survey of rheumatologists led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) shows that most of them reported …”
TAGS: Hydroxychloroquine, drug shortage, COVID-19

Pandemic poses indirect physical, mental health consequences for children: study
CTV News
“That’s according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Thursday, by researchers from The Hospital for …”
TAGS: pandemic, mental health, physical health, children and youth health

Entos Pharmaceuticals Announces Selection of Lead DNA Vaccine Candidates for COVID-19 and …
Ottawa Citizen
“Entos Pharmaceuticals (Entos), a healthcare … CCfV, a Dalhousie University Center affiliated with the IWK Health Centre and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine candidates, vaccine development

McMaster awarded another $20M for COVID-19 research
“Researchers at McMaster University have been awarded $20 million in new funding for 17 COVID-19 research projects.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, funding

New funding for UM COVID-19 research
UM Today (press release)
“Max Rady College of Medicine: Meghan Azad (Pediatrics & Child Health/Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba), Canada Research Chair in …”
TAGS: funding, COVID-19, innovative research

Ottawa’s heart institute gets $1M to find out if common heart medications are beneficial for COVID …
“The University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute is getting over $1 million to find ways to improve the outcomes for people with COVID-19 by using common …”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, medications, treatment, COVID-19

$1.2M investment: Saliva-based test for COVID-19 among two projects featuring U of S researchers
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Also involved in the project are University of Regina researcher Dr. Mohan Babu and VIDO-InterVac researcher Darryl Falzarano. In another project …”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, saliva-based test

New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling
McGill Newsroom
“Co-led by Katrin Amunts, from Forschungszentrum Jülich (FJZ) in Germany and Alan Evans from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) …”
TAGS: neuroscience, brain modelling, neurological research