Daily Media Digest November 12, 2020

U of T experts receive nearly $2.5 million for collaborative research on COVID-19

“Rae Yeung and Slava Epelman in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and, respectively, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health …”
TAGS: COVID-19, collaborative research, pandemic, SickKids, University Health Network

Everything you wish you knew about the latest COVID-19 science
The Star
“As we move inside for a period that is once again new in our COVID-19 world — winter — we ask experts to update some of the emerging science that will undoubtedly have to be updated yet again in the coming months, and ask for some advice on how to stay safe indoors.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, innovative research, York University

What Ontario’s new modelling for the COVID-19 second wave can — and can’t — tell us
“Work by this group — which includes scientists and physicians from the University of Toronto, University Health Network and Sunnybrook Hospital …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease control, University Health Network, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

PhD student develops tool for improved symptom management in oncology patients
HRI Portal
“Collaborating with a team from Sunnybrook and U of T, a grad student in the Lassonde School of Engineering leverages artificial intelligence – machine learning – to develop a new tool for symptom management in the breast radiation oncology clinic. It could have wide application in cancer treatment.”
TAGS: symptom management, cancer, oncology, York University, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Feeling the winter blues? Natural ways to boost your mood
“SAD, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), can include symptoms of hopelessness, lethargy and oversleeping. The site …”
TAGS: mental health, seasonal affective disorder, lethargy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

McGill professor earns Quebec’s highest honour for research in biomedicine
McGill Reporter
“Among them was Dr. William Foulkes, Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Lady Davis Institute, a member of the Cancer Research Program …”
TAGS: biomedicine, honour, innovative research, Lady Davis Institute

Montreal research could lead to better treatment for common heart condition
“A discovery by researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) could lead to more effective treatment of atrial fibrillation, a common form of cardiac …”
TAGS: health condition, cardiac health, innovative research, atrial fibrillation