Daily Media Digest November 5, 2020

The Daniel C. Andreae President’s Lecture Series on the Future of Work
“Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, sociologist, and author, will be speaking December 2 at 5pm for the inaugural The Daniel C. Andreae President’s Lecture Series on the Future of Work. Dr. Benjamin will discuss her work at the intersection of technology and race with a focus on how technological advancements (including AI and data-driven algorithms) can reinforce racism in both the education and healthcare sectors.”

Face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise, Canadian researchers find
CTV News
“Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan measured oxygen levels in the blood and muscles of seven women and seven men during a cycle …”
TAGS: COVID-19, facemask, personal protective equipment, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Extending the Life Span of N95 Masks
Lab Manager Magazine
“To date, VIDO-InterVac has sterilized more than 13,000 masks. Studies have demonstrated that N95 masks can undergo multiple VHP decontamination …”
TAGS: COVID-19, sterilization, N95 mask, personal protective equipment, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO-InterVac

Clear messaging, safe options key to fighting COVID-19 fatigue
“…said Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious disease expert with McMaster University in Hamilton. “At the beginning of [the pandemic], we had our own personal …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, pandemic, infectious disease, McMaster University

Abnormal placental pathological findings and adverse clinical outcomes of oocyte donation
CHEO Research Institute
“We sought to assess chronic inflammatory responses in patients who achieved pregnancy by oocyte donation and non-oocyte donation-assisted reproductive technology and delivered at The Ottawa Hospital.”
TAGS: innovative research, women’s health, pregnancy, oocyte donation, CHEO

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

Vanguard innovator may have found first-ever sepsis treatment
Western News
“… said Feng, a researcher at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a scientist based at Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: innovative treatment, sepsis, infection, Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute

‘Our very first biotech win’: How U of T’s discovery of insulin made it a research and innovation …

“Brubaker, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada who recently won a … Banting and best outside on the roof of the medical sciences building at U of … Recently, she’s partnered with researchers who study gut bacteria, which … chemistry and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine via his health research at the …”
TAGS: insulin, diabetes research, treatment, innovative research