Daily Media Digest May 27, 2020

Sunnybrook donors help launch once-in-a-lifetime clinical trial to find a new treatment for COVID-19

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Sunnybrook is the logistics site for all participating centres in Canada … Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for …”
TAGS: clinical trial, innovative research, COVID-19, public health

Drug strategies to fight COVID-19 move beyond guesses

“”The field of virology and drug development has advanced so much,” said Arts, who holds a Canada Research Chair in HIV. “It’s day and night.”
TAGS: innovative treatment, COVID-19, public health

Coronavirus halted years of research and Canada needs a strategy to fight back
UCalgary News
“Many graduate students across Canada are in limbo with their research after they had to end experiments in progress or abandon field work when …”
TAGS: research, pandemic

Research to examine emotional well-being of physicians, nurses during pandemic

“The first portion of the research will focus on the McGill University Health Centre Hospital Network. Funding for that was provided by the McGill …”
TAGS: mental health, frontline workers, pandemic, COVID-19

UM partners with artificial intelligence leader Atomwise to pursue COVID-19 therapies
UM Today (press release)
“Two University of Manitoba researchers have received support from Atomwise, the leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small molecule drug …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, COVID-19, public health

UBC scanners could accelerate COVID-19 diagnoses

Business in Vancouver
“A UBC news release said a further 30 scanners would be distributed to urban acute care sites managed by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).”
TAGS: diagnosis, medical technologies, COVID-19

Ontario Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19

Government of Ontario News
“Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Through a series of trials, this research will rapidly evaluate the safety and efficacy of using mesenchymal …”
TAGS: research project, public health, COVID-19

Genome Alberta – Understanding COVID-19 Severity in Children

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“A multi-disciplinary institute of the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, ACHRI researchers …”
TAGS: pediatric health, COVID-19, vulnerable populations