Daily Media Digest March 3, 2021

Partnership between McMaster and Saskatchewan will protect Canadians today and from future …
“Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats at McMaster University and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the …”
TAGS: vaccination, COVID-19, pandemic, public health, McMaster University, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

U of T-McMaster study suggests COVID-19 testing protocol for arriving international air travellers
“A study by researchers at U of T and McMaster University found that 94 per cent of COVID-19 cases among incoming international travellers could be …”
TAGS: COVID-19, testing protocol, public health, testing, McMaster University

Pan-Canadian studies investigate why COVID-19 has been so devastating to long-term care facility …
Financial Post
“Investigators from the Bruyère Research Institute and the University of Ottawa have been awarded $3.5 million in funding for their cross-provincial …”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term care, at-risk populations, Bruyere Research Institute

Carbohydrate classroom reaches Northwest Territories and Northern British Columbia
Canadian Glycomics
“Unlike traditional outreach activities that involve students as participants, this workshop is targeted for science teachers to experience educational resources developed from GlycoNet and University of Alberta’s Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMASTE).”
TAGS: carbohydrates, STEM, younger generations, GlycoNet

McMaster University team teaches hands-only CPR to individuals around the world
“A McMaster University team is teaching hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to individuals around the world who are unwilling, untrained …”
TAGS: CPR, innovative program, public health, McMaster University

GlycoNet researchers identify drugs with potential to stop plaque buildup in arteries
Canadian Glycomics
“The discovery identified drug targets with the potential to stop the buildup of plaques—a breakthrough that could make a world of difference for many Canadians.”
TAGS: plaque buildup, innovative treatment, research and development, GlycoNet

The Importance of Bone Formation for Preventing Fractures in Older Women
Osteoporosis Canada
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Learn about:

  1. Women’s adult bone remodelling/renovation in premenopause and perimenopause
  2. Why normal ovulation matters for bone strength
  3. How cyclic progesterone treatment in premenopause can prevent fractures
  4. Progesterone with anti-resorptive drugs in fracture prevention in older women