Daily Media Digest November 9, 2020

Local study to examine pandemic’s impact on health-care workers
“New research being conducted through the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and Georgian College is exploring the impact the pandemic is …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, healthcare workers, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

New CT scanner gives scientists a window on COVID-19
The Battlefords News-Optimist
“A team led by VIDO-InterVac Director Dr. Volker Gerdts and VIDO-InterVac scientist and College of Medicine biochemist Scott Napper will use the new …”
TAGS: COVID-19, CT scan, innovative research, pandemic, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

UM team receives federal funding for targeted COVID-19 research
UM Today
“Stetefeld, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Structural Biology and Biophysics, explains: “In order to develop targeted therapeutics and diagnostics it …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, targeted therapeutics, diagnostics, University of Manitoba

1M grant to support manufacturing of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines at The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have been awarded $1,050,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support facilities for manufacturing innovative treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, vaccines, innovative research, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

McGill researchers awarded $2.5M for COVID-19 infrastructure
McGill Newsroom
“… at McGill and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. This funding will enable McGill to furnish these safe spaces with essential …”
TAGS: COVID-19, funding, innovative research, pandemic, McGill University Health Centre

Potential sepsis treatment could be ready in 5 years thanks to London, Ont., researcher
“Lawson Health Research Institute says that currently, the best available … Dr. Qingping Feng, Lawson scientist and Western University researcher.”
TAGS: sepsis, COVID-19, inflammation, infection, Lawson Health Research Institute

From diagnosis to becoming an adult, CHEO Autism is there
CHEO Newsroom
“The CHEO Autism program is adding a number of programs designed to support families through their journeys, from a recent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through life transitions, such when teens with ASD are looking for jobs and friends their age.”
TAGS: Autism spectrum disorder, developmental health, pediatrics, children’s and youth health, CHEO

Diabetes patients, doctors want better access to virtual care
“… the health-care system during the pandemic, according to Dr. Jeremy Gilbert, an endocrinologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.”
TAGS: Diabetes, chronic illness, virtual care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Use of Ebola ’emergency’ vaccines bring insights to COVID-19 response
CTV News London
“However, Western University professor and member of the WHO’s Ethics and COVID-19 Working Group, Maxwell J. Smith says the move to push …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccines, Ebola, ethics

You are invited to meet tomorrow’s biomedicial research superstars today!
The Banting Research Foundation“Join us to honour our 2020 Discovery Award winners at our first virtual fundraising event on November 12, 2020, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm EDT.”