Daily Media Digest May 28, 2021

What concerns are behind vaccine hesitancy in Canada? New research surfaces underlying worries
CTV News
“Coronavirus vaccination tracker: How many people in Canada have … Feds failed to fulfill medical staffing needs in Indigenous communities amid … would cause more harm than good,” as the researchers put it in the study. … lack of trust in the vaccine based on past health-care discrimination against …”
TAGS: vaccine, COVID-19, public health, immunization, vaccine hesitancy, Women’s College Research Institute

LaunchWorks and Canadienzyme Collaboration Results in New Product for Diagnostic Testing …
Financial Post
“… of the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).”
TAGS: diagnostic testing, COVID-19, pandemic, public health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Could you one day test at home for COVID-19? UBC clinical trial looks at self-administered rapid test
CTV News Vancouver
““We hope to get a total of about 550 volunteers for the clinical trial,” she said. “Some of them are going to do the self-administration of the test, and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, at-home testing, clinical trial, rapid test

Sunnybrook researchers developing new artificial intelligence platform for precision medicine
Sunnybrook Research Institute
“A $485,676 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will help to establish the Artificial Intelligence Platform for Precision Medicine (AIPPM) at Sunnybrook Research Institute.”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, precision medicine, innovative research, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Queen’s researchers hope to make walking easier
The Whig
“Developed by a multidisciplinary team from the Queen’s faculty of engineering and applied science, an exoskeleton was manufactured that allows users to walk farther while using less energy. The backpack-mounted prototype removes energy during a specific phase of the gait cycle, lessening the metabolic cost of walking, a news release from Queen’s said.”
TAGS: innovative research, prototype, gait cycle, metabolic cost of walking, Queen’s University