Daily Media Digest May 11, 2020

Researchers offer at-home physical activity support for people with disabilities

UBC Faculty of Medicine
“However, Dr. Martin Ginis and her colleagues from Queen’s University, Amy Latimer-Cheung and Jennifer Tomasone, say Canadians with disabilities …”
TAGS: physical activity, at-home support, COVID-19

London researchers first in the world to treat COVID-19 using a modified dialysis machine
“Dr. Chris McIntyre, a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and nephrologist at the London Health Sciences Centre, is the first in the world to …”
TAGS: dialysis, COVID-19, innovative treatment, public health

University of Calgary researchers develop promising COVID-19 testing method
CTV News
“A research team led by medical experts at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine have seen encouraging results from …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, testing

From vaccine research to developing tests, Manitoba scientists playing important part in COVID-19 …
“The strategy involves research into vaccines, clinical trials and testing. Yao, who has a background in studying viruses like HIV and H5N1, is studying …”
TAGS: vaccine research, COVID-19, public health, innovative research

U of S research finds video games can relieve stress, improve mental health
“But University of Saskatchewan computer science professor Regan Mandryk says video games aren’t just a mindless way to waste time. They can have …”
TAGS: mental health, stress, COVID-19

Game-changing blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease
McGill Reporter (blog)
“Their results are published in the May issue of The Lancet Neurology. … at the Douglas Research Centre, and the Montreal Neurological Institute, …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, aging population, geriatric health

U of T physician builds virtual ER system, safer oxygen mask to protect front-line workers from …
“It’s a challenge that Sameer Masood, an emergency room (ER) physician at the University Health Network, grapples with daily as he rushes from …”
TAGS: virtual healthcare, innovative research, COVID-19, frontline workers

U of T researchers to track the demographics of the COVID-19 pandemic
Toronto Star
“Then, there is this project from Jordan Feld from the faculty of medicine and the University Health Network: Interferon lambda for immediate antiviral …”
TAGS: demographic, COVID-19, public health