Daily Media Digest June 7, 2021

Postpartum mental health visits spiked by more than 25 per cent in pandemic, research shows
“One September poll of more than 1,000 Canadian adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, for instance, found 30 per cent of …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, mental health, women’s health, Women’s College Hospital Research Institute, CAMH

Most labs in Canada not fully able to detect Delta COVID-19 variant, experts warn
“According to Dr. Laurence Pelletier, a researcher from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, public health units …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, variants, public health, Lunenfeld-Tannenbum Research Institute

Ontario residents now able to mix mRNA vaccines for 2nd shots, province says
“Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are both mRNA vaccines. Alexandra Hilkene, spokesperson for the Ontario health ministry, said in an email on Sunday …”
TAGS: mRNA, vaccine, COVID-19, pandemic, public health

Renowned researcher joins USask VIDO lab to study coronaviruses
“A renowned virus researcher has joined the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). Angela Rasmussen …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

CQDM sets up a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, Amgen, Merck, Servier and GlycoNet to develop new chemistry to facilitate drug development and manufacturing
“CQDM is proud to announce a partnership with 3 major pharmaceutical companies, Amgen Canada, Merck Canada, Servier Canada and the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) as part of a $1,251,900 funding project. This initiative will lead to the development of novel chemistry to accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing by the Britton Group at Simon Fraser University (SFU – British Columbia).”
TAGS: drug development, innovative research, medications, treatment, Simon Fraser University, GlycoNet

Rare procedure to treat pancreatitis creates ‘super liver’ by transplanting pancreatic cells
CTV News
“Dr. James Shapiro, Canada Research Chair in Transplant Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, told CTV News that these “islet autotransplants are a …”
TAGS: innovative research, pancreatic cell transplant, pancreatitis, University Health Network